LOS ANGELES, USA – Utah Jazz star forward Gordon Hayward broke a finger during practice Friday, October 7 and could be lost to the NBA team for up to 6 weeks.
He was taken to the University of Utah Health Care Orthopaedic Center where he was diagnosed with a broken left ring finger.
The injury occurred when Hayward’s hand became caught inside the jersey of a teammate, the team said.
If Hayward is out 6 weeks, he would miss the first 13 games of the season, which starts in two weeks.
The ninth overall pick in the 2010 NBA draft led the team with a 19.7-point average and 3.7 assists last season. He also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 1.2 steals in 2015-16. – Rappler.com