Hayward did not come out to the floor with the rest of the team after halftime, and the team announced that an X-ray during the break revealed the fracture.
Just when Boston Celtics All-Star forward Gordon Hayward started to hit his stride, he's now been dealt another devastating blow. The 29-year-old left the game and did not return. Aldridge was known as for an offensive foul on the participate in for location an illegal display screen.
While there's been no indication of a timetable for Hayward's injury, Jeff Stotts of In Street Clothes recently took a deep dive into hand fractures in the wake of the injury suffered by Stephen Curry. Entering Saturday's contest, the Butler product had averaged 20.3 points on 56.4% shooting - including 44.4% on 3-point looks - to go along with 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game this season. Boston's lead in the first reached as high as 15 as the Celtics ended the quarter up 39-30, their largest-scoring opening period of the season.
"This one doesn't feel near as bad as it did two years ago", Celtics Coach Brad Stevens said.