Report: Gordon Hayward to undergo surgery on his fractured left hand
Boston Celtics small forward Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand on Monday, agent Mark Bartelstein tells Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Hayward suffered the injury on Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs.
Boston’s Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery on his fractured left hand today, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 11, 2019
This is just terrible news for the Celtics and Gordon Hayward, who was starting to look like an All-Star again.
On the season for the Celtics, Hayward is averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. He struggled last season for the Celtics, as Hayward was making his way back from that gruesome ankle injury he suffered against the Cleveland Cavaliers on opening night of the 2017-18 season.
Last season, Hayward averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free-throw line. He was finally regaining his confidence and looking like the max player the Celtics envisioned they were getting when they signed him back in 2017.
Hayward is making $32,700,690 this season. He has a player option worth $34,187,085 for next season. The swingman will likely pick that option up and remain with the Celtics since he has a injury history now.
The good news is that Hayward didn’t suffer a lower body injury. Boston will update the status of Hayward accordingly. You just have to hope that Hayward can possibly return later in the season or once the playoffs start.