Gordon Hayward Suffers Nasty Leg Injury

The Kyrie-LeBron drama can officially be put to the side for now, as Gordon Hayward was forced to leave tonight’s game after suffering a gruesome leg injury in the first quarter.

The injury occurred around the six-minute mark when Kyrie attempted to connect with Gordon on an alley oop. As you can see below, LeBron caught some of Gordon while defending the pass, which caused the new Celtic to land awkwardly on his left leg/ankle:

Here’s a photo of Gordon’s leg post-injury (warning: not for the squeamish):

Wishing a quick recovery to Gordon Hayward after suffering this gruesome injury in first game with Celtics 💚 pic.twitter.com/ZfFqJfKqxB

— Celtics News (@CelticsNewsNBA) October 18, 2017

Update: It’s reportedly a fractured ankle for Hayward.

Fractured left ankle for Gordon Hayward, per team.

— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixYS) October 18, 2017

Gordon, of course, made waves in the offseason for leaving the Jazz to sign a four-year max deal with the Celtics.

Paul George, who obviously knows what it’s like to go down with a broken leg, offered support on Twitter:

Naw G! 😰

— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 18, 2017

God bless you bro @gordonhayward ! 🙏🏾 help him thru this god!

— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 18, 2017

#PrayforGordonHayward

— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) October 18, 2017