Celtics Announce Gordon Hayward Will Miss Four Weeks With Ankle Sprain

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By KYLE HIGHTOWER
AP Sports Writer

BOSTON (AP) – The Celtics say forward Gordon Hayward will be sidelined for around four weeks after suffering a severe ankle sprain in Boston’s Game 1 victory over Philadelphia in their first-round playoff series. The injury occurred in the fourth quarter of the Celtics’ 109-101 win when Hayward went up for a rebound and rolled his right ankle as he landed on teammate Daniel Theis’ foot. With him out, it could mean a shift to a three-guard lineup and more minutes for Marcus Smart, who has been filling the role of Boston’s sixth man.

AP-WF-08-18-20 1825GMT

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