Published: Sun, November 10, 2019
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Celtics star suffers fractured hand against Spurs, out indefinitely

Celtics star suffers fractured hand against Spurs, out indefinitely

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) drives against San Antonio Spurs forward DeMar DeRozan (10) at the AT&T Center.

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward will visit a hand specialist Monday to determine if he'll need to have surgery on the fractured left hand he suffered in Saturday's 135-115 road win over the San Antonio Spurs, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hayward appeared to sustain the injury while colliding with a screen set by Spurs big man LaMarcus Aldridge toward the end of the second quarter.

It's not now known how long Hayward will be out for the Celtics.

Jayson Tatum had 19 points, Marcus Smart had 16 and Robert Williams III chipped in 11 as the Celtics won their seventh straight game - and first at San Antonio since 2011.

Hayward had been enjoying a fantastic 2019-20 campaign, averaging 18.9 points and 7.1 rebounds per contest just two years after a gruesome leg injury put a damper on his All-Star career.

Hayward spent his first seven National Basketball Association seasons with Utah before joining the Celtics, only to suffer severe leg and ankle injuries in the opening minutes of Boston's 2017-18 season opener and miss the entire remainder of the campaign.

The 29-year-old left the game with nine points, two rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal. "So, we'll see what that all plays out to be".

Hayward has had some awful luck since signing with Boston two seasons ago.

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