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Is Gordon Hayward simply unlucky - or is he fragile?


There are two major questions related to Gordon Hayward's latest injury, diagnosed as an avulsion fracture of the fifth metacarpal in his right hand. Why is he listed day-to-day by the Charlotte Hornets? And is Gordon simply unlucky, or is he truly fragile?

As a member of the Boston Celtics, Gordon suffered a Grade 3 ankle sprain and was projected to be back in action in four weeks, even though all information I researched gave 8-10 weeks as the proper recovery time. He WAS back on the court in roughly four weeks and appeared to be far-less than 100%. 

Here we go again. Hayward's recent hand injury appears to require 6-8 weeks recovery time. So why is he listed as day-to-day? Some analysts believe Gordon was rushed back into action in Boston far too soon, and that appears to be the case. We'll wait to see Charlotte's approach.

So, Is Hayward simply unlucky, or is his physique on the fragile side? It may be both. Injuries happen in the NBA, but Gordon is the victim in too many of them. I believe now that his frame and structure are too fragile, and a focused strength program should be on his agenda. His bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments just can't seem to hold up under the grind of an NBA season .If this cycle keeps repeating, he could be out of the league in a year or two.

 

 

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