Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured left hand in the first half of the Boston Celtics' game against the San Antonio Spurs, the team announced.
#NEBHInjuryReport Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a left hand fracture after an x-ray examination and is out for the remainder of tonight's game against San Antonio.- Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 9, 2019
Hayward collided with Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge late in the second quarter, immediately leaving the game and did not return.
According to the Celtics: Gordon Hayward has been diagnosed with a left hand fracture. Here's the play where it happened: pic.twitter.com/Vwd3FpJsfS- Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) November 9, 2019
The 29-year-old left the game with nine points, two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal.
Hayward's agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that Hayward will see a specialist on Tuesday (AEDT) to further assess the injury. If surgery is required, it will take place the same day.
Boston's Gordon Hayward will see a specialist on Monday to determine need for surgery on fractured left hand, agent Mark Bartelstein of @PrioritySports tells ESPN. If needed, surgery will take place Monday. Timeline on a return is unclear until then.- Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 9, 2019
The injury is a big blow for both the Celtics and Hayward, who was playing at a high level to start the season, two-years removed from suffering a dislocated left ankle and fractured left tibia in his first game for the Boston in 2017.
Entering today's game, Hayward was averaging 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists through the first seven games of the season.