We have bad news and good news: Gordon Hayward injured his ankle Tuesday ... but not that ankle.
The Boston Celtics forward twisted his right ankle during a workout in Boston on Tuesday and likely will be questionable for Thursday's game against the Milwaukee Bucks, head coach Brad Stevens revealed Wednesday during an interview on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Zolak & Bertrand."
"He actually stayed back in Boston (during the All-Star break) and worked out a bunch of days in a row, and unfortunately yesterday twisted his ankle in one of those workouts," Stevens said. "So, we're going to get that reevalauted this morning."
According to Stevens, Hayward suffered the injury playing 1-on-1 with Semi Ojeyele at the Celtics' practice facility during a workout that included Brad Wanamaker and an assistant coach.
Fortunately for Boston, Hayward twisted his right ankle, not the left ankle he severely injured in October 2017 that required multiple surgeries and caused him to miss the entire 2017-18 season.
Stevens suggested Hayward's injury is "not a long-term thing" and that he'll know more after the veteran forward meets with trainers Wednesday.
"It's not a huge issue by any means," Stevens said. "We antipicate he'll be back within a short amount of time."
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