Hayward Ruled Out for the Remainder of Season, Including Playoffs
After much speculations, the truth has been released to the public.
Gordon Hayward will miss the remainder of the 2017-18 campaign, including the postseason.
“He’s not playing this year,” Stevens told reporters in Houston regarding speculations of a potential Hayward return in the playoffs. “I don’t know what else to say.”
The one-time All-Star broke his left ankle on opening day in the first few minutes of a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
“But he’s a super long way away from even being in a 1-on-0 workout where he’s cutting.”
When asked on his forward’s progress, Stevens explained:
“Is he progressing?” Stevens said. “Yes. He did another AlterG (anti-gravity treadmill) workout this morning. He’s up to 60 percent of his weight on the AlterG. If you’ve ever run on the AlterG that feels like you’re flying without your legs touching the ground. It’s great. And I think the videos are great too because, like, it continues to show the progress. Because sometimes when you’re in the midst of that long rehab you don’t feel the progress of the day-to-day the way now we all might see a video, or somebody that hasn’t seen him may see a video, and say, ‘Man, he is really getting better.'”
The uphill climb for the Celtics continues.