Charlotte Hornets forward Gordon Hayward has suffered a right foot sprain, the team announced today.
The injury was sustained during the second quarter of last night’s win over the Indiana Pacers.
The initial diagnosis was confirmed via a physician’s exam and studies today in Indianapolis.
Hayward will be reevaluated in approximately four weeks and further updates on his status will be provided as appropriate.
Hayward is averaging 19.6 points, 5.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 34.0 minutes per game over the course of 44 appearances (all starts) this season with the Hornets. The eleventh-year forward is shooting 41.4% from the three-point line. The veteran wing set a career-high in scoring this season on Jan. 6, 2021 vs. Atlanta with 44 points and has totaled 20 or more points in 20 outings this season. The Butler product was originally acquired by Charlotte in a sign-and-trade with the Boston Celtics on Nov. 29, 2020.