The Celtics have been granted an $8.4 million disabled-player exception for the injury of Gordon Hayward, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.
Within the $8.4 million exception, the C's can sign a player or trade for a player in the final year of his contract by the March 10 deadline.
Hayward is still eligible to return this season if healthy.
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The Celtics released a statement last week indicating Hayward underwent successful “bony and ligamentous stabilization surgery for the fracture dislocation of his left ankle.”
Hayward suffered a dislocated left ankle and fractured tibia in the first quarter of Boston’s 102-99 season-opening loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Danny Ainge provided an update on Hayward on Thursday morning's episode of Toucher and Rich.
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