The injury is not to the same leg that suffered a major injury in 2017, but Hayward has endured many lower body injuries since returning to the court, and he’s been slow to play with the same aggression upon returning. It became a frustrating, seemingly never-ending cycle when he was with the Celtics. Some executives around the league felt the Hornets took a major risk signing Hayward to a four-year, $120 million deal last offseason. Hayward has shined so far, but his eventual return will be his first big test with Charlotte. Hopefully, he’ll still be the best version of himself.