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Gordon Hayward's hot start and the impact of his hand injury

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Hayward fractures hand after collision with Aldridge (0:34)

Gordon Hayward leaves the game with a fractured left hand after colliding with LaMarcus Aldridge. (0:34)

What does Gordon Hayward's broken hand mean for the Boston Celtics?

Hayward's injury comes at a frustrating time, given he was looking like his old self after a down season in 2018-19 following the fractured tibia he suffered in October 2017 during his Boston debut. Over the first seven games of the season, Hayward had averaged 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists -- similar production to his final campaign with the Utah Jazz, which resulted in Hayward's only All-Star appearance to date.

What had allowed Hayward to get back to form and how can the Celtics replace that performance? Let's take a look.