article by Noelle Desvergnes and Makenna Roy
edited by Hailey Kamenides
We are Noelle Desvergnes and Makenna Roy in this article we are going to explain how Gordon Hayward’s injury happened, information about it, and a little bit about how his future changed because of the injury. We chose this event to talk about because it ties in with events happening out of state but that are still relevant to many people. This one interested us most because we both play basketball and enjoy watching and playing multiple sports.
Opening night in the NBA was supposed to be an exciting one but that came to an end 6 minutes into the Celtics-Cavs game. One of the Celtic’s star players, Gordon Hayward, only 27, went down with a gruesome injury. Trying to complete an alley-oop pass from Kyrie Irving, Hayward went down hard. Hayward ended up with a dislocated ankle and a fractured tibia.
Hayward was expected to dominate this season but unfortunately a gruesome injury took place opening night. Hayward’s injury needed surgery, he needed surgery to repair the fractured bone and the torn ligament. The doctors said that if the surgery went well then he will have a full recovery. The surgery went very well and Hayward is planning to start rehab. He is very excited to step on the Celtics court again come next year.
Hayward will have a long recovery, but a full recovery, fortunately. He will be getting ready to play again in the future. They aren’t trying to rush anything and are not giving a timeframe, but it looks like next year he will be back on the court, ready to give 100%. Everyone knows what he’s about to go through and is nothing but support.
Haywards injury will be leaving him out for the rest of the 2017-2018 season for the Celtics. Leaving the team to have his back and help him through the tough injury. The team will have to step it up and they can only do that if each of the players works harder. “ For as long as Hayward is out, the Celtics will be dangerously low on proven outside shooting and right back to lacking elite wing size. They will need to rely even more heavily on Brown, who was great against the Cavaliers, and Tatum, who worked past early struggles to deliver a strong debut. They will need to hope Skinny Marcus Smart is more like the monster who dominated the third quarter rather than the layered brick who showed up before halftime. They will need to hope Irving can carry the offense for long stretches at a time; Horford can be his team's rock; and Terry Rozier can fly around causing havoc, like he did Tuesday.” says Massive.com. This shows the work that’s to be given to make up for the absence of Hayward.
Haywards recovery will be long and stressful. Though, the team will keep him in their minds and have his back a tall times. His career will have ups and downs, but it whats gonna motivate him to play harder when he gets back out there on court again. Along with the team the fans and family members prayers were a big push to his hopes of getting back out there soon.
Gordon Hayward’s injury has impacted everyone. Every player knows what he’s going to have to go through in order to be back and better than ever. Gordon’s pain was only something that he could endure and feel and with the surgery going smoothly he will try to put this behind him and get prepared mentally and physically.
The Celtics are currently 9-2 so far this season, and sit atop the Atlantic Division, as of the time of this publishing.