Celtics’ Hayward suffers broken hand
Gordon Hayward broke his left hand after colliding with the Spurs’ LaMarcus Aldridge in the Celtics’ 135115 win.
Hayward was sent for an X-ray that confirmed the diagnosis. After the game, it was announced that he will miss at least a month and could face surgery.
Hayward winced in pain after banging his left hand against Aldridge’s chest attempting to get past the Spurs forward on a screen late in the first half. Hayward appeared to jam the hand once or twice more against Aldridge before exiting the game.
Hayward had nine points and two rebounds in 15 minutes. He is averaging 20.3 points this season.
Hayward missed the 2017 season after breaking his leg six minutes into the Celtics’ season opener.
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