Report: Gordon Hayward expected to miss six weeks with a dislocated and broken finger

The Utah Jazz will be without arguably their best player for approximately six weeks after forward Gordon Hayward dislocated and broke a finger on his left hand, Jody Gennesy of the Deseret News reported on Friday.

Hayward, 26, averaged 19.7 points for the Jazz last season. He has been the team’s leading scorer the past three seasons.

Fortunately, the Jazz made the necessary additions in free agency to handle an injury like this. George Hill, Boris Diaw and Joe Johnson can pick up the slack until Hayward returns in November.

Last season, Hill averaged 12.1 points with Indiana, Johnson averaged 12.2 points with Brooklyn and Miami, and Diaw averaged 6.4 points off the bench for San Antonio. There’s a lot of experience in that trio, enough to get the Jazz through a tough situation.

Marcelo Villa

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Marcelo is an associate editor at The Sports Daily, and has covered the San Diego Chargers for Bleacher Report. He also writes for Sportsdirect Inc.