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Boston Celtics: Gordon Hayward Fractures Left Hand

In the second quarter against the San Antonio Spurs, Boston Celtics‘ star Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a fractured left hand.

Hayward has suffered his second injury with the Celtics organization since signing with them in the 2017-18 season. The first injury came in his debut against the Cleveland Cavaliers, dislocating his left ankle, and fracturing his left tibia.

Hayward’s fractured hand was a result of a play where Spurs guard Dejounte Murray drove into the basket as Hayward turned around to chase him, bumping into Spurs’ forward, Lamarcus Aldridge.

Hayward appeared to be unaware that Aldridge was standing right behind him, as he turned to run with Murray. Hayward’s left hand appeared to hit Aldridge’s right elbow, per source. You can watch the video below:

After playing a full year completely healthy, Hayward was starting to get back into his groove, which makes this second injury even more devastating. Hayward has been averaging 20.3 points per game, 7.9 rebounds per game, and 4.6 assists per game.

The Celtics are ranked first in the Eastern Conference, and trailing half a game behind is the Toronto Raptors, a team the Celtics already defeated once this season, with the final score being 112-106.

Hayward is an important piece for the Celtics, and there is not yet a timetable for him to return. While he is out, his presence on the court will certainly be missed.

Thanks for reading! Tristan is an NBA Writer for Playmaker HQ who covers all 30 teams. You can follow him on Twitter @TristanRyan720. Stay tuned for future articles.

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