Gordon Hayward sits out with bruise ankle; Celts not ‘overly concerned’

Boston Celtics brazen Gordon Hayward will not play in Saturday’s diversion opposite a New York Knicks since of a bruise left ankle, manager Brad Stevens said.

Hayward is removing a night off for a second diversion of a back-to-back as he continues his quip from final season’s left ankle injury.

Stevens pronounced a team’s medical staff motionless Hayward should rest after he gifted ubiquitous tenderness in his ankle following Friday’s 113-101 detriment to a Toronto Raptors. Stevens pronounced a group isn’t “overly concerned.”

“Just had a small tenderness this morning, zero big,” Stevens said.

Stevens combined that there are no skeleton in place to rest Hayward frequently on a second night of back-to-back games.

“That would be something that they’ll take game-by-game, night-by-night,” Stevens said.

Hayward played 24 mins and scored 14 points on 6-of-13 sharpened Friday. He is now limited to personification 25 mins or fewer.

“I felt like we found a small bit of stroke there in a second half,” Hayward pronounced after a game. “It was a good start for me. Each diversion will be progress.”

Still, it wasn’t all good for Hayward, who suffered a hideous left ankle damage 5 mins into final year’s deteriorate opener and missed a rest of 2017-18.

“There’s times where it still feels like I’m not personification like myself. I’m meditative too most out there,” Hayward said. “I felt like we was doing that in a initial half a small bit.”

After a Knicks game, a Celtics subsequent play Monday opposite a Orlando Magic.

ESPN’s Ian Begley and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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