Gordon Hayward will start for the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday in the team’s regular season opener in Cleveland, he told media on Tuesday. Hayward suffered a broken finger in the team’s second preseason game against the Toronto Raptors and missed nearly a week of practice and the team’s final two preseason contests.
“It’s obviously still broken but I’m going to play and just play through it, basically,” he said. “It’s something where I understand what happened to it, what the injury is and I just got to kind of play through it. There’s no risk to further damage by playing so it’s a pain tolerance type deal and we’re going to make it work.”
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