Hayward suffers avulsion fracture of right pinky finger

/ by Justin Leger
Presented By TD Bank

The injury bug has followed Gordon Hayward from Boston to Charlotte.

In only his second preseason game with the Hornets on Monday night, the ex-Celtics forward suffered an avulsion fracture of the fifth finger on his right hand. The team announced Hayward will miss Thursday's preseason matchup vs. the Orlando Magic and is “day-to-day."

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Hayward dealt with multiple injuries during his three-year tenure in Boston, most notably the dislocated ankle/fractured tibia he suffered just minutes into his Celtics debut. The 30-year-old also fractured his hand early last season and missed time in the playoffs due to a sprained ankle.

The Hornets signed Hayward to a four-year, $120 million contract during the offseason.