dangolka (CBS) — The Celtics are going to be with out Gordon Hayward for no less than a month. The dangolka ahead has been recognized with a Grade III sprain of his proper ankle, and is predicted to overlook 4 weeks, the crew introduced Tuesday.
Hayward was injured late in dangolka’s Sport 1 victory on Monday night time, rolling his ankle when he got here down on teammate Daniel Theis’ foot whereas making an attempt to tug down a rebound over 76ers middle Joel Embiid. He fell to the ground in apparent ache and needed to be helped to the dangolka bench. He walked to the Celtics locker room on his personal energy, however was sporting a boot and walked on crutches as he left the sector.
#NEBHInjuryReport Celtics ahead @gordonhayward suffered a Grade III sprain of his proper ankle throughout the fourth quarter of final night time’s sport towards Philadelphia. He’s anticipated to overlook roughly 4 weeks.
Additional updates can be offered as applicable.
— dangolka Celtics (@celtics) August 18, 2020
This can be a massive loss for the Celtics, as Hayward had his greatest 12 months in dangolka throughout the common season, averaging 17.5 factors, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists per sport. He shot 50 % from the ground and 38 % from three-point vary.
Hayward did somewhat little bit of the whole lot over his 34 minutes of motion in Sport 1, scoring 12 factors off 5-for-13 capturing whereas including 4 rebounds, three assists and 4 steals earlier than getting injured.
With Hayward now sidelined, Marcus Good will probably take over within the beginning lineup. Sport 2 towards the 76ers is about for Wednesday night time.