Gordon Hayward Describes The Moment He Broke His Ankle In Horrifying Fashion On Opening Night

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By now, the image of Gordon Hayward’s gruesome broken left ankle he suffered on opening night in his first game with his new team is likely burned in your memory forever. Just minutes into his Celtics debut, the 27-year-old went up for a backdoor alley oop thrown by his new teammate Kyrie Irving when his leg got caught beneath him. Minutes later, he was carted off the floor in a stretcher, his ankle as broken as can be, and his much anticipated inauguration in a Celtics uniform shattered with it.

In an extremely incisive post titled ‘In An Instant‘ written by Gordon himself, the All-Star recalls the incident and its aftermath, detailing the physical and emotional pain he experienced as well as the overwhelming support he received from his new teammates and his NBA brotherhood.

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