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Gordon Hayward leaves Hawks game with strained neck

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Hayward got blind sided by a John Collins’ screen.

NBA: Milwaukee Bucks at Boston Celtics David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

After just checking in in the first quarter vs. Atlanta, Gordon Hayward was rudely introduced with a screen from John Collins:

After getting his bell rung, Hayward immediately went back to the locker room under his own power. The NBA has a very thorough concussion protocol and it’s unlikely that Hayward will return this afternoon.

UPDATE:

Per Brad Stevens, Hayward was sent home at halftime.