Gordon Hayward broke his leg in gruesome fashion during the opening minutes of the game. It really looked bad. No telling how long he could be out, but it could be a long time from the looks of things.
Update: The Celtics just announced that he’s been diagnosed with a fractured left ankle.
Update 2: The TNT crew reported that the Celtics training staff was able to set the ankle on the floor. They also are also preparing to take him back to a Boston hospital.
We’ll update as news becomes available.
Ugh. I have no words.
If anyone knows what he’s going through, it is this guy.
After the game, several reports came out with some relatively positive news:
Stevens talked to Hayward when he was on the ground and at halftime. It's a dislocated ankle and a fractured tibia.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) October 18, 2017
Hearing some cautious optimism on Hayward's injury. Being described as what looks like a clean break. More learned back in Boston.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) October 18, 2017
Until he gets checked out by doctors tonight in Boston, we won’t speculate on a Hayward’s prognosis, but for everybody here at CelticsBlog, we send our thoughts and prayers to Gordon and his family.