If you saw the video of Celtics forward Gordon Hayward’s injury on Tuesday night, it most likely turned your stomach.
Well, he was part of a much better video yesterday.
The one he released to the fans thanking them for their support and telling them he was “going to be alright."
Hayward—who underwent surgery last night for that gruesome leg injury he suffered in Tuesday's season opener loss to the Cleveland Cavaliers—taped a video message to Boston fans from his hospital bed.
"What's up, everybody? I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who has kept me in their thoughts and prayers," Hayward offered. "I'm going to be alright. It's hurting me that I can't be there for the home opener; I want nothing more just to be with my teammates and walk out onto that floor tonight. I'll be supporting you guys from here. I wish you the best of luck. Kill it tonight."
The video aired to thunderous applause before the Celtics' home-opener last night against the Milwaukee Bucks. It didn’t help much though, as the Celtics dropped the game 108-100 and fell to 0-2.
A game in which Kyrie Irving scored 17 points and shot just 7-of-25 from the field.
Seems like the next thing the Celtics need to snap is this losing streak.
Ouch, bad choice of words.