Injuries are the main reasons why Gordon Hayward hasn't been able to reach many more accolades during his NBA career.
The former All-Star has had yet another setback, as the Charlotte Hornets announced he has suffered an avulsion fracture of his fifth metacarpal on his right hand.
The team have listed Hayward as day-to-day moving forward.
Hayward, who was acquired by the Hornets during the offseason, agreed to a four-year, $120M deal with the organization.
The NBA veteran has appeared in 641 regular-season games (479 starts) with the Utah Jazz and Boston Celtics and has averaged 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 30.8 minutes per game.
Hayward has appeared in 29 postseason games (16 starts) with Utah and Boston, averaging 15.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 33.0 minutes per game.
The 30 year-old could be the player that brings Charlotte back, after missing the playoffs in each of the past four seasons.