Gordon Hayward the newly acquired forward of the Boston Celtics suffers a gruesome injury during the NBA opening night.
Kyrie Irving directing a play during the Boston Celtics versus Cleveland Cavaliers march found Hayward cutting to the basket, a familiar move when he was playing with the Utah Jazz.
Jae Crowder who was defending Hayward that time was caught unaware as the 6’7 swingman jumped for a possible alley-oop.
However, LeBron James seems able to read what Irving wanted to do and able to switch to defend the rim.
James and Crowder collided with Hayward in mid-air, no alley-oop got completed but instead the former Butler standout landed on his leg and twisted his ankle.
Hayward was pulled out from the basketball court and leaves the arena in a stretcher.
Here’s some of the reaction from the NBA players.
🙏🏽🙏🏽 For @gordonhayward. Come back stronger!
— Stephen Curry (@StephenCurry30) October 18, 2017
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 18, 2017
Prayers going out to Gordon Hayward!!!
— Anthony Davis (@AntDavis23) October 18, 2017
Praying for my guy @gordonhayward!!! NEVER want to see any of the guys go through anything like that.
— DeAndre Jordan (@DeAndre) October 18, 2017
Prayers up @gordonhayward !!
— John Wall (@JohnWall) October 18, 2017
Prayers for GH
— Paul Pierce (@paulpierce34) October 18, 2017