After just checking in in the first quarter vs. Atlanta, Gordon Hayward was rudely introduced with a screen from John Collins:
Gordon Hayward really took a rough hit. Oof. pic.twitter.com/gPEb7y3hka— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) March 16, 2019
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.
#NEBHInjuryReport Gordon Hayward (strained neck) is OUT for the remainder of the game.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 16, 2019
Per Brad Stevens, Hayward was sent home at halftime.