Gordon Hayward suffers fractured left hand against Spurs

Ross Houston
November 10, 2019

Just when Boston Celtics All-Star forward Gordon Hayward started to hit his stride, he's now been dealt another devastating blow.

The Celtics will look to continue their winning ways without center Enes Kanter, as the Turkish big man will miss his seventh straight game when Brad Stevens and Co.travel to San Antonio for a Saturday head-to-head with the Spurs.

The Celtics say Hayward was sent for an X-ray that confirmed the diagnosis.

Hayward, who scored nine points in 15 minutes Saturday, is averaging 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in eight games this season for the Celtics, while shooting 55.5% overall and 43.3% from 3-point range.

The Spurs, who fell to 5-4, were led by 22 points from DeMar DeRozan and 20 by Australian reserve guard Patty Mills.

Hayward spent his first seven National Basketball Association seasons with Utah before joining the Celtics, only to suffer severe leg and ankle injuries in the opening minutes of Boston's 2017-18 season opener and miss the entire remainder of the campaign.

Hayward was crunched by an Aldridge screen in the second quarter, for which Aldridge was called for an offensive foul, and began shaking his left hand.

The 6-foot-7 forward missed most of the 2017 season after breaking his leg six minutes into Boston's season opener.

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