Gordon Hayward Suffers Gruesome Leg Injury In First Game With Boston Celtics

The Cavaliers&apos bench reacted in horror when they saw Gordon Hayward's awful injury

We're not even through two quarters of the first game of the 2017-18 National Basketball Association season and we have what will nearly certainly be the worst injury of the season.

Hayward, who signed a four-year, $128 million free agent contract this summer, went up for an alley-oop pass midway through the first quarter and collided with LeBron James.

Boston forward Gordon Hayward sustained a fractured left ankle on an alley-oop attempt in the first quarter of Tuesday's National Basketball Association season opener at Cleveland, the Celtics confirmed in a release. Trainers quickly responded, placing his left leg in an air cast before taking him back to the locker room.

Players on both the Celtics and the Cavaliers, as well as the fans, looked deeply concerned.

Hayward was stretchered off with his left leg immobilised from foot to thigh, sitting up on the stretcher as he was carried off.

Irving, the former Cavalier making his first appearance at The Q in another uniform, was consoled by teammates while Hayward laid on the court.

Gordon Hayward of the Boston Celtics sits on the floor after being injured while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland.

Now, they could be without Hayward for an extended period.

Toronto Raptors guard DeMar DeRozan criticized Fox Sports commentator Skip Bayless over Twitter on Tuesday night after the TV personality made light of an injury to Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward.

Related News: