December 20, 2017, 11:40 am
The answer as to when that may happen is still as opaque as it was a few months ago. “I don’t even want to go there. I’m not sure. That’s just all speculation,” said Ainge. Hayward continues to ramp up his rehab program and is in a much more active stage compared to where he was a few weeks ago. And while the recovery time for this injury has often been cited as a 4-6 month process, which would have him back sometime in the Spring, every injury is unique. The Celtics are expected to be very cautious and owners should only stash him if they can afford an IR spot as Hayward faces a long road to recovery.