Sprained foot sidelines Hornets' Hayward | Inquirer Sports
Close  

Sprained foot sidelines Hornets’ Hayward

/ 07:55 AM April 04, 2021
Charlotte Hornets v Brooklyn Nets

NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 01: Gordon Hayward #20 of the Charlotte Hornets dribbles as Joe Harris #12 of the Brooklyn Nets defends during the second half at Barclays Center on April 01, 2021 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / Getty Images via AFP)

LOS ANGELES — Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward will miss at least four weeks with a sprained right foot, the NBA team said Saturday.

The injury means Hayward, who joined Charlotte as a free agent on a four-year, $120 million contract in November, won’t make the trip to Boston on Sunday to face his former team the Celtics.

ADVERTISEMENT

Hayward, who was hurt in the second quarter of a 114-97 victory over the Pacers on Friday, will be re-evaluated in about four weeks, the Hornets said.

“The initial diagnosis was confirmed via a physician’s exam and studies (Saturday) in Indianapolis,” the team said in a statement.

FEATURED STORIES

“Further updates on his status will be provided as appropriate.”

Hayward is averaging 19.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 34.0 minutes per game over the course of 44 appearances (all starts) this season with the Hornets.

He is shooting 41.4% from the three-point line and set a career-high in scoring on January 6 with 44 points against the Atlanta Hawks.

It’s another injury blow for a Charlotte team that is already without star rookie LaMelo Ball, who is out indefinitely with a broken wrist as they try to maintain or improve upon their fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

Get the hottest sports news straight into your inbox

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Charlotte Hornets, Gordon Hayward, NBA
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our sports news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.