Celtics forward Gordon Hayward fractures hand in win over Spurs

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward fractures hand in win over Spurs

Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward (20) watches a free throw fall against the Charlotte Hornets during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. The Celtics won 108-87. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The Boston Celtics announced that forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left hand in Saturday's 135-115 win over the San Antonio Spurs, according to a tweet from the team just before 6:30 p.m.

Hayward was playing in his eighth game of the season and had recorded 9 points in nearly 15 minutes against the Spurs.

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Marc D'Amico, the director of digital content for the Boston Celtics, tweeted out video of the play that led to Hayward's hand injury, which came in the second quarter.

ESPN basketball reporter Adrian Wojnarowski tweeted shortly after the Celtics' announcement that Hayward will see a specialist on Monday to determine if he will need surgery for the injury.

Wojnarowski claims the information comes from Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein.

The team confirmed Wojnarowski's report a short time later.

Hayward has averaged 20.3 points per game, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists -- all three of which were higher than his career averages.

That early production from Hayward comes two years after the forward broke his ankle less than six minutes into his first game as a Celtic. Last year, after missing the entire previous season because of that ankle injury, Hayward averaged 11.5 points per game.