Doctor: Hayward's injury could have been worse

Doctor: Hayward's injury could have been worse

"Immediately I felt devastated". And now he was watching the Boston Celtics' prized offseason acquisition going down in a heap during the first quarter of the first National Basketball Association game of the season, carted off during the road loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers with what proved to be a fractured left ankle and fractured left tibia.

He also told TMZ injuries like Hayward's give him flashbacks to his own. "Ironically, I had the same injury and as bad as it looks it does heal back to 100 percent and does so surprisingly fast".

"Thank you to everyone who's kept me in their thoughts and prayers", the 27-year-old All-Star said to loud cheers from the crowd, before the Celtics hosted the Bucks. I have a bump on my leg for the rest of my life. "And then just being on the court, I'm not as explosive, I'm not as bouncy as I was".

Of particular note to Celtics fans, Stevens wouldn't declare whether or not Hayward's injury is season-ending. It's always war out there regardless of your agency, team or trying to recruit them and they didn't come.

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Robyn elaborated on what the past two days have been like for their family.

Gordon Hayward (left leg surgery) is unlikely to return this season, according to his agent. White did conditioning drills and participated in pregame shootaround Wednesday, but still has to go through a full contact practice before being cleared. I was nauseous watching it, just going back to that place.

"It sickens me every time I see a young man get hurt. But as far as being physical in the game, setting screens and fighting through screens, I'm not there yet for sure".

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