The Celtics ahead left Saturday’s sport towards the Hawks in the course of the first quarter with a neck sprain only a minute after he checked in, the workforce introduced.
Hayward was injured after operating right into a display screen set by Hawks ahead John Collins with the rating tied, 27-27. Hayward made contact with Collins’ shoulder and was visibly shaken up. He went to the locker room for additional analysis and didn’t return to the court docket.
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It isn’t clear the severity of Hayward’s harm, however the 28-year-old ahead’s profession has been riddled with accidents. He fractured his ankle within the Celtics’ first sport in 2017-18, which compelled him to overlook the remainder of the yr. He has stayed wholesome this season, showing in 64 of Boston’s 70 video games, although he missed a while with ankle points.
Hayward, 28, has averaged 11 factors with 4.three rebounds this season whereas taking pictures 44.eight p.c from the sphere.