Boston Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrible injury in his debut in the 2017/18 NBA regular season against Cleveland Cavaliers.
Hayward fractured his left ankle early in the first quarter with 6 minutes and 45 seconds left to play after he went up for an alley-hoop pass from the All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving.
The X-rays confirmed that Hayward has broken ankle after numerous doctors, Cleveland and Celtics officials went to the Cavs and Boston locker room.
Meanwhile, NBA players sends support and prayers on social media to the injury the shocked the basketball world, including Oklahoma City Thunder star Paul George, who broke his leg in 2014, with a prayer emoticons.
Here are some of the posts coming from the players of the league. (Check 12BET for more Free Betting Tips)
“Paul George ✔ @Yg_Trece
God bless you bro @gordonhayward! Help him thru this god!”
“Enes Kanter ✔ @Enes_Kanter
Prayers to my brother @gordonhayward”
“Karl-Anthony Towns ✔ @KarlTowns
Prayers up for @gordonhayward”
“Anthony Davis ✔ @AntDavis23
Prayers going out to Gordon Hayward!!!”
“DeAndre Jordan ✔ @DeAndre
Praying for my guy @gordonhayward!!! NEVER want to see any of the guys go through anything like that.”
“John Wall ✔ @JohnWall
Prayers up @gordonhayward !!”
“DeMar DeRozan ✔ @DeMar_DeRozan
Man, nothing but prayers to Gordon Hayward!”
“Harrison Barnes ✔ @hbarnes
Heart goes out to @gordonhayward Hate to see injuries like that….prayers up for a full recovery”
“Nicolas Batum ✔ @nicolas88batum
Praying for you Gordon Hayward, you’ll be back stronger than ever. #WeallBrothers”
“Aaron Gordon ✔ @Double0AG
God bless G, you gunna be alright. Get well. Prayers with you”
Even Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr can’t believe what just happened, ahead of their season opener against the Houston Rockets.
“It was terrifying. The whole coaches’ office was just devastated watching it. It just shows the fragile nature of what we do.”
The 27-year-old player signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract this summer with the Celtics and reunited him with his former Butler coach Brad Stevens.
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