By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
The Celtics announced after the start of Monday's game against the Mavericks that Gordon Hayward is expected to miss approx. six weeks as he recovers from surgery to repair a fractured left hand.
Hayward underwent a successful procedure to fix the fourth metacarpal in his hand, according to the team. Adrian Wojnarowski reported earlier on Monday that Hayward was headed to New York to go in for the surgery.
#NEBHInjuryReport Gordon Hayward underwent successful surgery today to repair a fourth metacarpal fracture in his left hand. The injury occurred during Saturday night’s game against the San Antonio Spurs.⁰
He is expected to return to play in approximately 6 weeks.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 12, 2019
The hand injury first occurred during the Celtics' 135-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs last Saturday night. Hayward averaged 18.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game on 55.5 percent shooting in eight games as a major piece of the Celtics' winning streak since losing their season opener.
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