The elder Hayward said the following regarding the procedure:
Less than seven minutes into his regular-season debut with the Celtics on Tuesday, Hayward suffered a gruesome injury that resulted in a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia, per ESPN.com's Chris Forsberg.
Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that his client is unlikely to return during the 2017-18 campaign.
Despite that, Bartelstein said, "We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form."
Mike Lynch of WCVB reported that Hayward suffered a clean break with no ligament damage, meaning a best-case scenario could potentially see him return to the court in March.
He averaged a career-high 21.9 points per game last season and was expected to create a formidable one-two punch with Kyrie Irving this season.
While Hayward is on the shelf, Boston will likely lean more heavily on second-year man Jaylen Brown and rookie Jayson Tatum.
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