Report: Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery tonight

Report: Gordon Hayward will undergo surgery tonight

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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