Sport NBA - Boston: Long absence for Hayward

23:35  18 august  2020
23:35  18 august  2020 Source:   sport365.fr

Celtics' Hayward to miss four weeks with ankle sprain

  Celtics' Hayward to miss four weeks with ankle sprain Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was diagnosed with a grade three ankle sprain on Tuesday.Hayward hurt his ankle during Boston's 109-101 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round series at Walt Disney World Resort on Monday.

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Hit in the right ankle during Boston's victory against Philadelphia (109-101) in the playoffs, Gordon Hayward should be absent for four weeks.

The Celtics will have to do without Gordon Hayward. If Boston won its first playoff game against Philadelphia (109-101) on the night of Monday to Tuesday, the Massachusetts franchise lost its number 20. In an intense battle for a rebound with Joel Embiid, the former Utah player suffered a very large sprained right ankle. After examinations, Boston announced that Hayward suffered from a grade III ankle sprain, the most serious possible.

#NEBHInjuryReport Celtics forward @gordonhayward suffered a Grade III sprain of his right ankle during the fourth quarter of last night’s game against Philadelphia. He is expected to miss approximately four weeks. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.

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 Basket - NBA (Play-offs): Boston sweeps Philadelphia and waits for Toronto © Panoramic tatum boston 180820 Following his fourth victory against Philadelphia this Sunday evening (106-110), Boston sweeps his opponent in the 1st round of play -offs in the NBA and qualifies for the semifinals of the Eastern Conference. Now, the Celtics normally await the defending champion Toronto in the next round for an opposition that may be much tighter. Sad end of the season for the Sixers.

- Boston Celtics (@celtics) August 18, 2020 As a result, the winger (17.5 points average this season) is expected to be out for at least four weeks. The latter will therefore miss the end of the series against the Sixers, the possible conference semi-final in case of qualification and could be back if Boston manages to reach the Eastern Conference final. While Philadelphia must contend without Ben Simmons, this absence could reshuffle the cards in this series.

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