Celtics' Hayward suffers hand fracture
Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward fractured his hand against the San Antonio Spurs, the NBA team confirmed.
The Celtics diagnosed forward Hayward with a left hand fracture following an x-ray as Boston topped the Spurs 135-115 on Saturday.
Hayward hurt his hand in the second quarter after making contact with the Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge in San Antonio.
The 2017 All-Star left the court and did not return for the remainder of the game away from home.
#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 was averaging 20.3 points per game during Boston's 7-1 start to the season amid a seven-game winning streak.
It comes after Hayward suffered a devastating leg injury that cost him almost all of 2017-18.
After leaving the Utah Jazz for the Celtics on a four-year, $128million contract in 2017, Hayward sustained a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle in his left leg less than six minutes into his Boston debut.