After fracturing a bone in his left hand in Saturday’s win over the San Antonio Spurs, Gordon Hayward set in motion his path to recovery on Monday.
Hayward’s agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN that Hayward will have surgery on his fractured left hand today in New York. There is no timetable yet for Hayward’s return to action, but one may become available after the procedure is complete.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens did tell the media that surgery could speed up Hayward’s recovery and allow him to get back onto the court quicker.
According to Keith Smith of Yahoo Sports and the CelticsBlog, Hayward sustained a fracture in his fourth metacarpal, which is the bone in the ring finger closest to the palm of the hand.
Hayward was in the midst of a resurgent season for the Celtics averaging 18.9 points on 55.5 percent shooting from the field along with grabbing 7.1 rebounds and dishing out 4.1 assists per game through the first eight contests of the season.