David Locke, radio voice of Utah Jazz, confirmed the news on Hayward with his tweet.
Gordon Hayward is out tonight for the Utah Jazz
— David Locke (@Lockedonsports) January 11, 2014
Expect backup shooting guard Brandon Rush, along with point guards Alec Burks and Diante Garrett, to get extra playing time in Hayward's absence. Rush is averaging only 1.7 points on 31 percent shooting this season. Burks is averaging 12.1 points per game and may be the biggest beneficiary in Hayward's absence. Garrett is averaging 3.1 points on just 39.8 percent shooting from the floor.
Hayward is in his fourth season out of Butler. He has improved his scoring output from 5.4 points per game as a rookie to 17.1 points per game this year. Hayward is also averaging 36.1 minutes, 5.4 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game. Over the last three games, Hayward is shooting 60.4 percent and averaging 27 points per game.