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Gordon Hayward’s recovery time set at 6 weeks

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Hayward was injured on Saturday in San Antonio

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The Boston Celtics announced that Gordon Hayward underwent successful surgery today to repair a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand.

In addition, the team announced that Hayward’s expected return to play is six weeks.

Hayward was injured when he ran into a screen from LaMarcus Aldridge.

If Hayward is able to return in six weeks exactly, he could be back for the Celtics Christmas Day matchup at the Toronto Raptors.

As it stands, Hayward will likely miss the following 19 games:

  • vs Dallas
  • vs Washington
  • at Golden State
  • at Sacramento
  • at Phoenix
  • at LA Clippers
  • at Denver
  • vs Sacramento
  • vs Brooklyn
  • at Brooklyn
  • at New York
  • vs Miami
  • vs Denver
  • vs Cleveland
  • at Indiana
  • vs Philadelphia
  • at Dallas
  • vs Detroit
  • vs Charlotte