Just five minutes into his first game with the Boston Celtics, Gordon Hayward’s season might have come to an end with a gruesome injury.
Hayward was cutting to the basket for an alley oop pass when he collided with Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James and landed awkwardly on his leg, suffering an injury that the TNT broadcast called a broken ankle.
Twitter immediately lit up with well wishes to Hayward, including messages from two our our Southwest stars who know what the Celtics forward is going through.
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 18, 2017
Can’t even put into words.
Feeling for you man.
Absolutely gut wrenching.
— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) October 18, 2017
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George nearly missed the entire 2014-15 season with the Indiana Pacers after suffering multiple fractures in his left leg during an accident where he fell into a basket stanchion during a practice for Team USA.
Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt recently suffered a tibial plateau fracture in his left leg during a game against the Kansas City Chiefs, an injury that will keep him out the rest of the season.
Like George and Watt, we hope for a quick recovery for Hayward.