Gordon Hayward underwent a previously unreported elective surgery in early October to alleviate persistent nerve pain his left foot, according to Sam Amick of The Athletic.
Hayward's surgery was performed by Indianapolis-based Dr. David Porter, which relieved the discomfort that he played through last season and required approximately four weeks of recovery time for the incision to heal.
A source from the Charlotte Hornets told The Athletic they were aware of the procedure during free agency and were completely comfortable with Hayward's medical status.
“Imagine just having a constant burning sensation in your foot,” Bartelstein said of the condition. “It’s like having a rock in your shoe all the time. (Morton’s Neuroma) is a simple procedure they’re able to do that removes that nerve so you’re not feeling that burning sensation. It’s made a world of difference.”