CLEVLAND, OH– Gordon Hayward is down, Gordon Hayward is down. In a nightmare of a first quarter, the worst has happened as Gordon Hayward went down with what appeared to be a broken leg. This injury coming less than five minutes into the game.
Hawyards leg bent back very awkwardly after attempting to catch a lob pass early in the first quarter. Well, Hawyard was on the fool his ankle was bent in a way ankles should not be bent. The Celtics and Cavaliers were both seen praying on the floor well trainers helped Hayward get onto the stretcher and off the court.
No additional information has been made available yet and it is unclear how serious the injury is but it does not look good. You can see the injury below.
UPDATE 10/17/17 8:54 PM ET: The Celtics have announced that Gordon Hayward has a fractured left ankle.
UPDATE 10/17/17 10:03 PM ET: Celtics medical team talking now. Gordon Hayward still at the arena. May be transported to Boston tonight.
UPDATE 10/17/17 10:24 PM ET: Per Abby Chin (NBC Sports Boston)- Gordon Hayward has left the arena on a stretcher in an ambulance with family members. Gave fans a thumbs up as he left.
UPDATE 10/17/17 10:29 PM ET: Per Kristen Ledlow TNT- Gordon Hayward will be flown back to Boston tonight
UPDATE 10/17/17 10:35 PM ET: Per Mike Gorman NBC Sports Boston- early word on the fracture is that it’s clean, does not appear to be ligament or blood vessel damage.