Down and taken off the court on a stretcher just five minutes into his Celtics debut, the Celtics have confirmed that it’s pretty much as bad as it looked for Gordon Hayward.
“It’s a dislocated ankle and a fractured tibia down there, whatever the bone is on the leg,” Celtics coach Brad Stevens said after the 102-99 loss to Cleveland, which is a slight variation from the fractured ankle that the Celtics originally diagnosed as Hayward’s ailment. “Our doctors have looked at it and will know more. But he’s going straight to the hospital when he gets [to Boston].”
Transported from the court to the Cavaliers’ locker room (where he was met by Isaiah Thomas and LeBron James during the game, just to show their support and check in on him), and then to the Boston locker room, Hayward’s night in Cleveland will come to an end with an ambulance ride to a Medflight that will take him back to Boston.
Upon his arrival back in town, it’s believed that the 27-year-old Hayward will undergo surgery on Wednesday at New England Baptist Hospital, according to a report from ESPN’s Michael Wilbon. And according to NBC Boston’s Mike Gorman and The Vertical’s Chris Mannix, the fracture is ‘clean’ and it’s not believed that Hayward is dealing with any ligament or blood vessel damage.
But these are just preliminary reports, with more to be learned when he lands in Boston.
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Source: GreenStreet Blog