Gordon Hayward underwent successful surgery to remove screws from his ankle on Wednesday, the Celtics announced.
The All-Star forward is expected to return to basketball activities in 6-8 weeks and be at full strength when training camp opens:
Celtics announce Gordon Hayward had screws removed from his ankle, similar to the procedure Kyrie Irving underwent on his knee, and he will be off the court for another 6-8 weeks pic.twitter.com/bJ6ijZf8OD
— Ben Rohrbach (@brohrbach) May 31, 2018
On opening night of the 2017-18 season, Hayward suffered a severe ankle fracture. The Celtics went on to make the Eastern Conference Finals without him (and point guard Kyrie Irving).
Cleveland eliminated Boston in a Game 7 earlier this week.