The Charlotte Hornets’ Gordon Hayward is out with a shoulder injury. Robyn Hayward, Hayward’s wife, criticized the Hornets for endangering the health of their players. Over the years, injuries have plagued the 32-year-old forward.
Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Hayward has a broken left shoulder. According to his agent Mark Bartelstein, his recuperation would occur weekly. Earlier this month, the Butler product missed eight consecutive games because of a bruised shoulder.
Before receiving his diagnosis, Hayward returned on November 18 and participated in three games. He will need to undergo more testing, which means he will miss a significant portion of the Hornets’ games.
Robyn Hayward, Gordon Hayward’s wife, criticized the Charlotte Hornets for handling Gordon’s injuries. She shared a tale about the accident on her Instagram, outlining their perspective. Despite having the ailment, Hayward played against the Philadelphia 76ers.
Robyn wrote, “He truly has a shattered scapula. “with whom they had him play in the previous game. He was unable to raise his arm in the previous game because of this. Everyone who knows Gordon is aware of his single-minded pursuit of victory and moral play; he is the most sincere athlete or person you could meet. If he won’t play, it’s for a reason other than a bump on the arm.”
The Hornets, according to Robyn Hayward, are not shielding their players. She said that the mother of a young Hornets player also had an issue with the team’s injury management.
Since the team doesn’t state, to be clear, Robyn wrote. “It is a shoulder fracture. It is an injury to a bone. I object to their not shielding players. I just had a conversation with a young player’s mother, and she made the same point.”
Injuries Gordon Hayward has had since leaving the Utah Jazz
The first seven years of Gordon Hayward’s career were spent with the Utah Jazz. In 2017, Hayward signed a free-agent contract with the Boston Celtics and departed Utah. He has had a string of ailments since leaving the Jazz.
Hayward had a broken tibia and a dislocated ankle on his left foot in his first game with the Celtics. He eventually missed the remainder of the campaign.
With his third and last season in Boston, he was limited by a fractured left hand, but he could play in 72 games again.
Hayward only appeared in 104 games before being transferred to the Charlotte Hornets in 2020. In his first year in Charlotte, he had lingering problems with his hip, back, wrist, and foot. He suffered from left ankle and foot problems throughout the previous season.