The Boston Celtics might have beaten the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, but not all of the news was good for the team that found out that one of their star players had broken his left hand in the win.
Boston’s Gordon Hayward suffered a left-hand fracture in the team’s 135-115 win in San Antonio. The star forward looks set to miss yet another significant amount of time in his third season as a Celtic after he missed all but one game of the 2017-18 season after suffering a severe ankle injury.
Hayward’s injury occurred in the second quarter of the game after he collided with Spurs forward LaMarcus Aldridge, who was attempting to set a screen. Hayward immediately grabbed his hand and exited the game.
After x-rays and tests were performed, it became clear that the Celtics’ star had suffered an injury that will take some time to heal.
The team still hasn’t given a timeline for the injury, and it has been reported that Hayward will visit a hand specialist on Monday to decide whether or not he will need to undergo surgery to repair the fracture.
In any case, Boston looks set to be without their forward, who is averaging 18.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, for a minimum of a couple of months.