A Star Is Born Again: The Miraculous Return Of Boston Celtics Star, Gordon Hayward

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Here, Gordon Hayward is giving a thumbs up. He is playing in his first ever game since his horrific ankle injury back in the 2017 NBA season. (Source: Yahoo Sports!)


 Last year on October 17th, 2017, in the season opener of the 2017 NBA season at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland Ohio, Boston Celtics All-star Small forward,  Gordon Hayward suffered one of the most gruesome and horrific injuries in NBA history, and he is striving to make a miraculous return.

It was on a backdoor alley-oop play and Gordon attempted to go up for a slam dunk on past Cleveland Cavaliers Star Lebron James and landed hard on his ankle. When he came down, the whole arena just suddenly went into shock as everybody noticed that the Celtics Star’s ankle was broken and out of its socket. He had suffered a fractured tibia and a dislocated ankle after the medical team of doctors revealed his injury status.  This changed Hayward’s life forever, Gordon even thought that when he got carted off the court, his career was over.

This injury only happened a few minutes into his Boston Celtics debut and just like that in the snap of a finger, his season was done. According to the TODAY show, reporter Matt Lauer got the chance to sit down and interview Gordon Hayward and during the interview, said that ” Gordon wants to take every day at a time, and he sets mini goals and strives to accomplish them step by step.” He then added that for the 2018-2019 NBA season, “he is going to come back stronger than ever in the next season.”

After stressful and successful months training and rehab in the offseason, Gordon Hayward was ready to play in his preseason debut for his first game of action since suffering his horrific and gruesome ankle injury. Just before the game against the Charlotte Hornets, ESPN interviewed said that “Gordon was very nervous and excited going into his first game since his injury because he was excited to play and experience his time on the court with them.” ESPN also added that “he was very nervous because it was his first time back from injury and that he needed to get back into his original mindset of basketball and he has to find his offensive rhythm back [so] he can be more efficient on the court.” That same night, Gordon Hayward’s first game back from injury against the Charlotte Hornets, Gordon recorded 10 points and 3 rebounds in a solid preseason debut despite a loss to the Hornets 104-97.

Gordon identically recorded 10 points and 5 rebounds in his debut from injury as he lead the Celtics to victory in their first game of the season with a win over the Philadelphia 76ers, 105 -87.  Gordon Hayward has gotten off to a decent start, but his story of making his return is indeed miraculous.