Gordon Hayward Emotionally Described The Happenings Of The Night He Thought His Career Was Over

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Gordon Hayward Emotionally Described The Happenings Of The Night He Thought His Career Was Over


You simply can’t imagine a worse debut than what Gordon Hayward had to live through in his first game as a Celtic. After only about five minutes, Hayward went down with a horrific ankle injury that will most likely keep him out for the rest of the season.

The entire NBA community was shaken up and came together. A huge amount of tweets, thoughts and prayers from NBA players reached Gordon Hayward. While we saw the reactions of Cavs and Celtics players inside the arena as it happened, we also got reactions from other players like Kevin Durant and Stephen Curry.

Now, Gordon Hayward himself went into detail and described every little thing about the night that left him wondering if his career was over.


There’s been a lot of times when I’ve been knocked off balance in the air. There’s been times when I’ve had close calls, when I’ve come down pretty hard. And for the most part, I’ve always been fine. I just bounced right back up.

This time, my leg got caught underneath me.

Immediately, I knew something was off, but when I landed, it wasn’t a huge amount of pain. I rolled over and saw my foot, and it was pointed in completely the wrong direction. My first thought was, “Oh. This isn’t good. There’s something very wrong here.” I felt a sense of panic come over me and signaled to the ref, “Hey, look at this. You’ve got to stop the game.” And still, it didn’t seem like it was hurting that much.

Then all of a sudden, it came.

It was like once my brain figured out what had happened, I was hit with shots of pain. The training staff came running over to me super fast, but however long it was—three seconds, five seconds—I just remember sitting there, looking at my foot the wrong way, and it felt like an eternity. Dr. Rosneck, the Cavaliers doctor, braced me as he explained that they wanted to try and pop my ankle back into place. I held on, and the moment they did it, there was just a massive shot of pain, probably the most pain I’ve ever felt in my life.

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Posted by Gordon Hayward on Mittwoch, 1. November 2017

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