Gordon Hayward

Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome ankle injury during Tuesday’s home opener against LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. Hayward, 27, was just 5 minutes into his team debut when he went down.

Hayward dislocated his left ankle after landing awkwardly on his leg halfway through the 1st quarter with the Celtics up by 3 points. It was later determined that the 6’8″, former Utah Jazz star broke his left tibia as well.

“Oh my goodness, Hayward broke his leg. Hayward has broken his leg. Hayward has broken his leg,” said sports announcer Kevin Harlan. His stunned colleague, Reggie Miller, added “This is unbelievable.”

The injury happened right in front of the Cavs bench as the players and fans reacted emotionally.

Former Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, who made his Cavs debut on Tuesday, dropped to one knee on the court while team doctors stabilized Hayward’s leg.

Dwyane Wade

The ghastly scene was reminiscent of Paul George‘s leg injury during a 2014 Team USA scrimmage.

LeBron visited Hayward in the locker room and other Cavs players sent their well-wishes to Hayward.

“It’s tough. I’ve seen a few injuries in my career, and I’ve had a few,” said Kyrie Irving, who started in his first game in a Celtics uniform. “Probably two of the worst ones I’ve been in the game watching — one was [George] at USA, and this one tonight. It’s not a great sight to see, but you gotta pick yourself up. Just keep on fighting, man. We understand that [Hayward], God willing, will be fine, and we’re going to continue to pray for him and be there for him as best we can.”

The Cavs won the game by a score of 102-99.
 




  • Yoni7

    The still shot is enough for my eyes to handle.

  • MookieFly

    Ouch. I hope he got Aflac

  • MsPam

    I wish people would stop showing this video!

  • KcoolMuziq

    That is the WORSE pain in the WORLD! That happened to my arm once.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY… why have that as a still shot… damn Lebron outta feel bad for fouling him

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    this happened to my ankle when i slipped & fell on black ice. unbelievable pain. i know exactly how that feels. omg.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    i know I do,, cancer, hospital,accident and specified health policy..I’m covered

  • Noirluv45

    Mine too. I refuse to watch the video!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ouch whew ?

  • Look@m3

    Holy Crap…didn’t know it was that bad!!!!! Why was he not crying when they rolled him out????? Man any big man can cry and I would judge him if he suffered like this. Can your feet get straight again after something like this? This too much! When they rolled him out I swear they must have numbed him because there is no way he was looking normal with this type of injury!

  • JV

    That was horrifying to watch. I walked into the room and the whole crowd was silent. People were crying. LeBron was almost in tears. give Hayward credit though, he kept his composure. Still, it gave me memories of Paul George breaking his leg in the Olympics. I hope he can make it back this season, I was really looking forward to the rivalry.

  • JV

    I’m sure he does, but there was no malicious intent. It was just a straight up basketball play where everybody’s jumping for the ball.

  • Look@m3

    That Paul George injury should have never been aired. That was extremely too much to watch. Ill never forget it! This made me think about it.

  • Vegas1989

    You Stupid for that. Now I’m going to be hearing that dang on duck in my ear or when I go outside and see them ducks out front….LOL…AFLAC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Pnthr

    That was sad to watch. First game on a new team and this happens. Lebron and Jae Crowder fouled the sh*t out of him which caused him to land awkwardly too, of course the Cavs refs didn’t even call it.

  • Platoon

    He may be out until mid-way of next season. We’re done. No way we’re making it to the 2nd or third round. His health is more important than basketball. I’m stress doesn’t kick him. He has a wife, beautiful child and a $127m contract. He’s good.

  • bhavana

    It’s difficult to look at the photo, let alone the video. I’ve had broken bones before, but none that looked like his. I wish him a speedy recovery, but I think this young man has a long road ahead.

  • bhavana

    What happens to the money if he can’t play?

  • Platoon

    Good question. It may be a guaranteed contract. Or, it may not be a guaranteed contract. If it’s not, he’s not seeing all of it.

    I’m sure a lot of teams learned from Gilbert Arena’s $100m contract. He suffered a career ending injury and Washington had to cough up the entire amount even though he missed the last 5+ years of the contract. Crazy

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *cackles*

  • Pebbles

    Wait! When did Dwayne wade join Cavs?

  • Miss Thang

    His adrenaline must have taken over.

  • Miss Thang

    I feel like fainting just from looking at the photo. 🙁

  • MookieFly

    All I got is a jar of pennies and some IcyHot

  • MookieFly

    Lmaooo! Those commercials be killing me ??

  • PLEASEDontTellMe

    I just swooned…YIKES

  • Yetunde

    I’m not going to watch the video. Just seeing the picture is more than enough.

  • You Could Never

    During off season but towards the end. He packed up all of his capri pants and high heels and took them to Cleveland.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    i know there was no malicious intent.. at least Lebron learned how to act when he is really fouled .. his pretend game is not up to par

  • You Could Never

    The Cavs won the game by a score of 102-99.

    ^^^^^^^^^^^
    Fukk em. they did all that damn trading and what not to get rid of ONE unhappy whiny ass dude (who is a Duke alum so no surpise there that he is…ummm high maint.)

    I hope they lose more than they win.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    i have allllll boys .. 6 to be exact… its LITERALLY life insurance .. insurance for LIFE ish that WILL happen

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    and YES by the same man.. MY HUSBAND ….Petty Bettys

  • You Could Never

    I absolutely love it when you add this in. Upvote!

  • MsPam

    Me too! I broke my ankle three weeks ago!

  • Noirluv45

    I wish there was a way I can unsee the above picture. I refuse to watch the video.

  • Ryan

    They said a lot of the Cavs took off and ran to the locker room after they saw that. I probably would’ve done the same thing shoutin “Hell naw!!”

  • Django the God

    LOL

  • Django the God

  • https://www.thewhatsup.org Hair Lova ???

    ???

  • Yoni7

    Right.

  • KarmaBackAround

    Me n my husband was watchin n soon as he came down on the floor, my husband said omg omg he broke his ankle..even before the sports announcer could say it..i cried..it scared me .. #prayersforHayward

  • Pebbles

    LOL! That was low key move.

  • Django the God
  • Solstice

    ??_________________

  • Solstice

    Well wishes!! ? I can’t even begin to imagine ?

  • Django the God

    Why when you said prayers, I thought about ‘Twisted’…

    “Keith Sweat – Twisted (Official Video)” on YouTube
    https://youtu.be/cP4yAnbtDZE

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    sending you positive vibrations, stay strong MsPam, & get well soon !

  • Django the God

    Good thing he wasn’t wearing ankle socks.

    That held him together.

  • Django the God

    Compound, like this?!

  • bemetoo

    first game of the regular season …first game as a celtic ans look what happens .. kyrie got school last night by lebron

  • bemetoo

    in basket ball and baseball all money is guaranteed even if a player gets hurt

  • Yardgirl

    Poor guy, I hope he recovers soon. That being said, I hate everything Boston, THE most racist city in New England. Once upon a time their teams were majority white and that made my dislike easier. However I don’t care how many of us are on their teams, I will NOT support them. Nevah!

  • bemetoo

    he cried when it happen

  • You Could Never

    Off topic but blog related: So a bish works two jobs now. So I miss some posts if they are after 4 ish. But some of all…no quite a few of yall…need yall whole entire asses whooped down in that Mychael Knight post. SO UNCALLED for. SO DAMN IT full of disrespect. The trolls came out. Just a hot mess. Maybe the comments should be removed. IDK. Yall showed yall asses tho

  • bemetoo

    not likely he’ll be out till mid next season

  • Yoni7

    I didn’t even read down that far (or from the beginning). I just keep hearing how disrespectful the comments were. I don’t have the energy for it.

  • You Could Never

    THE most racist city in New England

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Boston got voted more than once as being most racist in all of this LAND. Not just NE. My dad lived there for 6 months as a young man and promptly got his ass OUTTA there. And he was from civil rights era ALABAMA and was shocked.

  • KarmaBackAround

    ?? why n the world prayers made u think about that song

  • You Could Never

    I didnt even get to the bottom. The way my spirit set up…

  • Django the God

    IDK

    I’m just being honest.

  • MsPam

    Thank you! I appreciate your support!

  • Ms.Vanilla

    Send Sandra a message to her email maybe she didn’t see them. I logged off early so I didn’t see them either.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?????

    It’s weird. It’s true. The celts front office is pretty dope crew, I ain’t paid for nan ticket from 2005-2007 ( when I worked upstairs).

    Bruins – eh, it’s hockey. It is what it is.

    Red Sox: they ain’t bad, it’s the fans whom are true massholes

    Pats: um, the only color they see is green. If u a Jew, that’s cool too… but, if I outgrew my current jersey ( which I’ve had for years) I wouldn’t buy a new one

  • Darkandlovely617?

    P.S: simultaneously in need of a upvote / downvote option here

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Yeah, unfortunately it still rings true. But look at God: as a double minority – I’ll always have a good job

    #silverlining
    ?????

  • Darkandlovely617?

    My people came from marksville, la & greeville, ms

    How sway ?
    Why ?
    Thanks though ?

  • Wayup!

    I wonder if anyone has EVER recovered from an injury like that… I’m full of questions today..?

  • Yardgirl

    I wanted to say in this entire country but figured I would get challenged. I am not kidding you, racist AF!!

  • Yardgirl

    Yep. The fans are the worst. I was in a bar reluctantly having drinks with my Boston co-workers and a news report came on the TV about an elderly black man being beaten and this guy said “turn off that shit!!” Yo! I finished my gingerale, got me an Uber and made my way back to my hotel where I ordered room service for dinner. You can literally feel the hate. I am in a meeting next week with the VP of claims and everyone looooooves him,except ME. He gives me the willies and I refuse to interact with him. No eye contact, nada. You in my town bitch, you are not my superior so come correct. Sorry for the rant but uugggh….

  • Yardgirl

    Ouch!

  • Darkandlovely617?

    No apologies needed!
    I told the kids who interned here this summer that things are slowly changingHell, I remember 7th grade sleep overs I wasn’t allowed to go to in southie & Charlestown.

    I’m 32. That wasn’t that long ago.

  • Yardgirl

    Slowly changing while still being the same. Sad.

  • nick c

    Boston is not kid friendly either a lot of it has to do with the young demographics with all the rich upscale universities all them clowns think they shit don’t stink.

  • Nakia Brown

    … after LeBum fouled him!!

  • Yardgirl

    That too. But those blue collar racist? Whoo!! They are the worst. Ignorant uneducated white trash who think all black people should stay up in Roxbury. Tuh!

  • Nakia Brown

    FINALLY someone else saw that too!

  • nick c

    I got family in NH I be mad as hell when my flight is delayed and I land at 4:30 I be locked in traffic from Boston to Manchester like Wtf? This ain’t Chicago why yall mofos be living and hours away from work lol

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I’ve seen athletes recover from that type of injury before, but they never seem to be the same afterward. To me a lot of it seems to be more mental, not just physical, because it seems like they never play quite as aggressively when they return to the sport… almost as if subconsciously they want to prevent that injury from happening again.

  • Pnthr

    It pissed me off. Lebron never gets called for fouls and now Gordon is done for the season.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Yep. I don’t see it ever changing honestly. It’ll just continue to be a melting pot where gentrification is segregation 2.0?????

  • VM

    ??

  • VM

    I pray a smooth recovery with no setbacks for Gordon Hayward and Odell Beckham Jr. They both sustained the same injury so early in the season. I don’t see how they are still conscious after the gruesome injury.

  • MsPam

    Thanks!

  • ?Royalty?

    I meant to watch that game…….but I’m so glad I didn’t. *shudders* ??

  • ?Royalty?

    It’s as if they are traumatized on some level. Can’t say I blame them. I got the heebie jeebies just looking the picture. ?

  • Yardgirl

    LOL!! Truth

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Wait, are they saying it’s going to take Hayward this year and part of next before he’s ready to play again?!!! Wow.

  • Mama Dee’s Wig Maker

    Omgosh when I saw this I felt so bad for him. My ankle was hurting for a min. Hope his recovering is smooth.

  • bemetoo

    yep its going to take at least a year for his ankle to fully recover.. but they can throw him in early and risk injuring it again and it will be OVER for him

  • Dowoop

    I would have passed out if i looked down and saw that.

  • Dowoop

    **CORRECTION** After Lebron assaulted him. Anybody else would have been called for that.

  • 4FlavorsOfMe CreoleMami

    I felt so bad for him when I saw that game 🙁

  • VM

    Passed all the way out just looking at it, my stomach was in knots. It was turned in the opposite direction just dangling.

  • http://www.NeCola.Mayvenn.com Chile_Pleeze

    I got too.. ya’lls petty level is on SAVAGE mode