We’ve got bad news for you, Green Teamers.
Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward twisted his right ankle Tuesday during a workout with Semi Ojeleye, head coach Brad Stevens revealed Wednesday during an appearance on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Zolak and Bertrand.” Hayward is expected to be questionable for Thursday’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks.
The good news, however, is that Hayward hurt his right ankle, rather than his surgically repaired left ankle.
“He actually stayed back in Boston (during the All-Star break) and worked out a bunch of days in a row, and unfortunately yesterday twisted his ankle in one of those workouts,” Stevens said. “So, we’re going to get that reevaluated this morning.
” … It’s not a huge issue by any means. We anticipate he’ll be back within a short amount of time.”
Despite Stevens’ optimism, Celtics fans have plenty of reason to worry about Hayward.
The 28-year-old has fought to regain his former form all season but seemed to turn a corner before the All-Star break. In his last five games, Hayward averaged 17.0 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
For the season, Hayward is averaging 11.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 26.0 minutes per game.