For the past several weeks, Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward has been on a hot streak. It marked the first time we have seen Hayward in “elite” form since suffering a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle two years ago against the Cleveland Cavaliers. However, the 29-year old will be sidelined once again.
On Monday, the Celtics announced that Hayward will be out for Six Weeks with a fractured left hand. Hayward suffered the injury Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs.
In seven games this season, Hayward is averaging 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. Coming into this season, Hayward was expected to be a candidate for Comeback Player of the Year.
This is a big loss for the Boston Celtics, as they’ll be forced to replace his volume with alternative players. As a result of the injury, Romero Langford was called up from Maine.
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