Boston Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that forward Gordon Hayward was “good to go” for their Christmas Day game against the Toronto Raptors.
Hayward has missed the three previous games with a foot injury. A subsequent MRI reveled no structural damage.
After suffering a devasting injury ( a fractured left tibia and a dislocated ankle) 5 minutes into his Celtic career. He returned last year, appearing in 72 games ( 18 starts) averaging just 11.5 points per game. In the 11 games he’s played in this season, Hayward had been more of a semblance of the All-Star player Boston signed in 2017, averaging 17.5 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 30.6 minutes per contest.