Gordon Hayward is questionable tomorrow against the Milwaukee Bucks after twisting his right ankle in a workout.
Gordon Hayward twisted his ankle in a workout yesterday, per Brad Stevens on @985TheSportsHub, and he's questionable for tomorrow's game against the #Bucks.— Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) February 20, 2019
It's not viewed as a long-term concern and was the right ankle, not the surgically repaired left ankle. #Celtics
As reported, this isn’t the same ankle that was a part of Hayward’s gruesome injury a year and a half ago, so you can exhale. The fact that he’s questionable and not ruled out immediately is a great sign as well.
This season, Hayward is averaging 11.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 43.8% from the field, 33.7% from the 3-point line and a career-high 85.2% from the freethrow line in 26 minutes per game. Lately, Hayward has played exceptionally well in the month of February as he rounds back into form.
This culminated with a 26-point performance against the Philadephia 76ers to help lead the team in Kyrie Irving’s absence as well as an 18-point outing the next night against the Detroit Pistons with even less players available.
Boston would surely appreciate these kinds of performances more consistently during the post-All Star Game stretch that the Celtics face heading into the NBA Playoffs. The Celtics take on the Milwaukee Bucks tomorrow at 8PM EST on TNT.