‘Jordan Has Fractured His Organisation’: Fans Go On a Rampage on Twitter After Gordon Hayward Suffers Injury

Published 12/16/2020, 5:14 PM EST


The Charlotte Hornets placed their trust in Gordon Hayward when they signed him for a huge deal. Truth be told, most believe that this could be bad for the franchise, given Hayward’s injury history.

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But nobody thought their fears would turn to reality so quickly. The Athletic’s Shams Charania just reported that Hayward has injured himself even before playing a single game in the regular season.

Hornets’ Gordon Hayward has suffered an avulsion fracture of his fifth finger on his right hand.”

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The injury will change the entire game plan for the Hornets. As an avulsion fracture can take around 6-8 weeks to heal. However, considering Hayward already has a long injury history, it might take him a few more weeks to get back on court.

Regardless, he will not be in action at least for majority of the first of the 2020-21 NBA season. This is a heart breaking news for the franchise and its fans. Apart from Hayward, the team doesn’t have much star power, only LaMelo Ball is someone who might lead the team to a good record.

But considering the fact that he is just entering in the league brings its own pressure. Now, with the added pressure of carrying the team on his shoulder might not be something he is ready for yet.

Twitter reacts to first injury of Gordon Hayward with the Hornets

Dec 12, 2020; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard forward Gordon Hayward (20) drives in during the second half against the Toronto Raptors at the Spectrum Center. Raptors won 111-100. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Following this injury, NBA fans got to work on Twitter. It was expected as most already believed, that signing Hayward to such a huge contract would turn out to be a big mistake for the Hornets./

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Hayward has looked impressive in the two pre-season games he has played so far. But will this injury come in way of his career with the Hornets? Many might start questioning Michael Jordan’s decision to invest in the forward pretty soon.

Nicolas Batum will have to step up his game in the absence of Hayward. Batum is not on the same level as Hayward was, but the Hornets need to make amends as of now to keep the team in playoff contention until Hayward returns.

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What are your thoughts on this unfortunate injury to Gordon Hayward? Let us know your views in the comments section down below.

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Aikansh Chaudhary

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Aikansh Chaudhary is an NBA columnist for Essentially Sports. Previously, he helped rank various websites using the latest SEO techniques, and wrote over 2000 articles during his stint as a freelance writer. A die hard Lakers fan, Aikansh will forever uphold LeBron James as the GOAT.

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