The news doesn’t come as a surprise, but the Celtics were waiting for Hayward to have surgery before entirely ruling him out. His agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN Hayward is unlikely to return during the season.
After surgery tonight, Boston’s Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return this season, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 19, 2017
Bartelstein tells ESPN on Hayward: “We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form.”— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 19, 2017
On Tuesday, Hayward suffered a horrific ankle injury just six minutes into Boston’s game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The forward signed a four-year, $128 million contract with the Celtics over the summer.
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