As the Boston Celtics go through their roughest stretch of losses all season, the superstar they’re missing continues to progress in his recovery from injury.
A little over three months after dislocating his ankle and fracturing his tibia on opening night, Gordon Hayward is shooting threes without a brace, and making all of them too.
Looks like Gordon Hayward is back to shooting on two feet— Matt Ellentuck (@mellentuck) January 22, 2018
( : Robyn Hayward / IG) pic.twitter.com/6aBXcgKhOr
Hayward isn’t jumping when he takes these probably because that’s a step that he will have to get to eventually, but it’s good to see him shooting from somewhere other than a chair. This comes after a tweet from Danny Ainge shared a picture of Hayward, highlighting the fact that he didn’t have a brace on.
USA swimmer @smeathers5 (no muscle) coached by Celtic great @gordonhayward (no brace) lost a devastating race to Australian swimmer @stephen_mount today. No rematch is scheduled nor will be. #swimmersneedmuscles pic.twitter.com/lxTD4UqiIB— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) January 9, 2018
Brad Stevens and Ainge have insisted that Hayward is not returning this season and his recovery is going as planned. While that is most likely the best course of action, it’s still fun to celebrate Hayward’s mini-milestone’s.