Gordon Hayward hasn’t had the best luck with injuries in the years since leaving Utah.
He was injured a lot in Boston, and now that he is in Charlotte, he has been injured all three years he’s been with the team.
Right now, he’s out indefinitely with a left shoulder fracture, but that isn’t how the Hornets described the injury, which led to criticism from many fans who are upset with his lack of playing. The team framed it as a shoulder contusion, which is a bruise, and many people felt he could play through that.
Charlotte Hornets veteran forward Gordon Hayward will be out indefinitely due to a left shoulder fracture, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.
Earlier in the month, he missed eight straight games with what was believed to be a shoulder bruise. He returned on November 18 to play three games, including an important 107-101 victory over Philadelphia on Wednesday.
He will now undergo further testing and miss an extended period of time which is very unfortunate for the Hornets as they have been decimated by injury this season. LaMelo Ball (ankle), Dennis Smith Jr. (ankle) and Cody Martin (knee) are also on the sidelines at the moment and none look like they’re making their return in a hurry.
In the 11 games Hayward has appeared in this season, he’s averaging 16.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 4.4 assists while shooting 44% from the field and 38% from three.
32-year-old Hayward has been plagued by injuries ever since he left Utah as a free agent back in 2017. Each season since, he has missed at least 20 games in each.
However, his wife, Robin, wasn’t too happy with the framing of his injury and let everyone know that he fractured his scapula and the team had him play with it in his last game. She also says that he couldn’t move his arms up and down because of it. She then says that she is tired of them not protecting players and that one of the young player’s moms was saying the same thing.
She probably isn’t the only one that feels that way.
Flip the pages for Robin going off.