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Gordon Hayward suffers fractured hand in Boston Celtics win

Reuters

Tuesday 12 November 2019 07:28, UK

CLEVELAND, OH - NOVEMBER 5: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Boston Celtics shoots a free throw against the Cleveland Cavaliers on November 5, 2019 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)
Image: Gordon Hayward will see a specialist on Monday

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward sustained a fractured left hand during the second quarter of the team's game at the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night.

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A recovery timetable is unknown until he sees a specialist on Monday to determine if surgery is necessary, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN. Surgery would be performed the same day.

Hayward was guarding Dejounte Murray when he ran into LaMarcus Aldridge just outside the paint with 1:34 left before the half. Aldridge was assessed an offensive foul, and Hayward quickly exited to the locker room nursing his left hand.

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The Celtics announced the diagnosis early in the third period after an X-ray determined the extent of the injury. Hayward was ruled out for the remainder of the game.

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Hayward had scored nine points on 4-of-9 shooting through the first 15 minutes of the contest. He has been among the keys to Boston's 6-1 start, averaging 20.3 points per game, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists

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