Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery tonight, agent Mark Bartelstein tells ESPN.
Injured less than six minutes into his Celtics debut on Tuesday night in Cleveland, the 27-year-old has been at the hospital since the team arrived back from Cleveland last night, and is confirmed to be suffering from a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia.
“He’s down. Obviously there’s a physical pain to it, but I think it’s doubled by the emotional pain of it,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said of Hayward before tonight’s game against the Bucks at TD Garden. “He put a lot of effort into trying to start this career out well in Boston, but this is a setback, we’re expecting a full recovery. We know there’s going to be a lot of tough days ahead on that recovery, but at the same time, I think hopefully he’ll improve day-to-day, but it’s been tough. It’s been tough on him.”
Hayward was mentioned as the sixth member of the C’s starting lineup tonight, generating a huge roar from the TD Garden crowd before Marcus Smart introduced a video message from Hayward on the Garden jumbotron.
Even after he undergoes surgery tonight, it is not believed that the Celtics will immediately hold Hayward to a specific timeline in terms of his recovery.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog