Twitter Reacts to Disturbing Gordon Hayward Injury: ‘Absolutely Gut Wrenching’


During his first game sporting the green and white colors of the Boston Celtics, NBA guard Gordon Hayward suffered an extremely disturbing leg injury while playing against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Less than half-way through the first quarter, Hayward took a nasty fall while attempting to finish an alley-oop. An unnatural landing resulted in his left-leg bending and seemingly breaking. Players from both teams immediately reacted with horrified expressions and disturbed body language.

Hayward was then carted off court to a thunderous applause and sent to the locker room — where Cavs’ star LeBron James reportedly met him. According to ESPN, Hayward has suffered a fractured ankle.

As with many gruesome injuries, Twitter reacted with showers of “thoughts and prayers,” as well as with just pure shock.

WARNING: Graphic video of Hayward’s injury below.

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