Celtics’ Gordon Hayward breaks left leg in NBA opening night injury

 

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Gordon Hayward‘s Celtics┬ádebut came to a horrific early finish, breaking his lower left leg and dislocating his left ankle halfway through the first quarter of the NBA‘s season-opening game.

“Hayward has broken his leg, Hayward has broken his leg,” TNT broadcaster Kevin Harlan repeated immediately upon Hayward collapsing.

The Celtics and Cavaliers’ medical staffs both examined him and determined it was an ankle fracture, the Celtics said in a news release. Coach Brad Stevens then clarified that it was actually a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia, which is part of the lower leg, according to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post. Hayward was carted off the court after being attended to by medical staff.

Read more at CBS Sports

 

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