This Video Of Celtics' Gordon Hayward Gruesomely Breaking His Leg And Dislocating His Ankle Has Everyone Offering Their Prayers

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This Video Of Celtics' Gordon Hayward Gruesomely Breaking His Leg And Dislocating His Ankle Has Everyone Offering Their Prayers

Everyone from Steph Curry to James Harden and Paul George reacted.

Published October 18, 2017

It was as gruesome of an injury that you'll ever see in sports. During the first quarter of the Boston Celtics-Cleveland Cavaliers' game last night, forward Gordon Hayward went up for an alley-oop, bumped bodies with LeBron James and fell awkwardly, fracturing his left tibia and dislocating his left ankle just minutes into his debut with the Celtics.

The horrific, season-ending injury sent a hush over the crowd at Quicken Loans Arena in The Land, with several NBA players taking to their Twitter and Instagram accounts to express their thoughts and prayers to Hayward.

  1. This video of Gordon Hayward's gruesome injury is not for the faint of heart

    Terrible. Just ... terrible.

  2. Cavs' Dwyane Wade prayed right there on the court and LeBron offered words of encouragement after Cleveland's win

    Thoughts and prayers to Gordon Hayward, indeed.

  3. Nets' Jeremy Lin spoke for all of us when he called Hayward's injury 'horrific'

    Shaking our heads.

  4. Isaiah Thomas, who helped recruit Hayward to the Celtics over the summer before being traded himself, said this ...

    Yes! That last part.

  5. Steph Curry Offered his support for a speedy recovery

    Let's hope he does just that.

  6. James Harden offered his prayers as well

    Prayers up, indeed.

  7. Paul George, who suffered his own gruesome leg fracture in 2014, could relate

    That's coming from someone who's battle-tested, tried and true.

  8. Warriors' Shaun Livingston, who suffered a major knee injury in 2007, said this ...

    #Facts.

  9. Fox Sports 1's Skip Bayless rather heartlessly used Hayward's injury to make a prediction, and Raptors' DeMar DeRozan wasn't having it

    Not on DeMar's watch.

  10. The love for Hayward extended to the NFL, where Odell Beckham Jr. and J.J. Watt offered their support

    Each NFL superstar can relate, too, having each suffered season-ending fractures.

  11. all the love, support, thoughts and prayers were incredible, but nobody managed to put it better than Kobe Bryant

    Incredible words of wisdom from the Black Mamba. We hope Gordon Hayward makes a full recovery.

Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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