Gordon Hayward suffers broken leg in Celtics debut (Video)
Gordon Hayward’s Boston Celtics career got off to the worst start imaginable.
The forward suffered a serious break six minutes into his Celtics debut. The team later said he had a broken ankle.
Hayward was going up for an alley-oop and collided with two Cleveland Cavaliers defenders in the first quarter of the opening game of the NBA season. He landed with his leg snapping behind him.
Not a good start for the Celtics . Gordon Hayward breaks his leg in the 1st qtr of the first game of the season pic.twitter.com/LCjCi3ruP1
— Michael Burry (@Tysonsnoopy) October 18, 2017
TNT announcer Kevin Harlan immediately said Hayward had suffered a broken leg.
Celtics players huddled up and prayed for their player as things got quiet on the court.
The reaction as Gordon Hayward goes down with a brutal leg injury pic.twitter.com/AKap32Y7PW
— Yahoo Sports (@YahooSports) October 18, 2017
Hayward, who chose to sign with the Celtics as a free agent over the summer, was carted away on a stretcher.