NBA players offer support for Gordon Hayward after horrific ankle injury

Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome left leg injury Tuesday night in the Celtics' game against the Cavaliers. Several NBA players tweeted in support of Hayward.

A horrific left ankle injury quickly ended Gordon Hayward's first game with his new team.

In the first quarter of the Celtics' matchup with the Cavaliers in Cleveland to open the NBA season, Hayward landed awkwardly on his left ankle after rising up to catch a lob. The TNT cameras caught the devastating sight of Hayward sitting on the court with the gruesome injury.


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Everyone's eyes were on Tuesday's NBA opener, and Twitter reacted in shock. Thunder guard Paul George, who suffered a gruesome leg break in 2014, tweeted his support for Hayward as soon as Hayward went to the ground to the shock of everyone at Quicken Loans Arena.

Here was reaction from the Cavs bench.

Many other fellow NBA players tweeted their hopes and prayers for Hayward to be OK.

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