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Gordon Hayward in emotional interview: I wondered whether injury was career-ending (video)

Gordon Hayward

Boston Celtics’ Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)


It’s one thing to read Gordon Hayward open up about his injury.

It’s another to see him do it.

Hayward on the Today show:

When they were carting me out, that’s when it hit me emotionally. I got this wave of emotion. Like, “Am I done? Is this my career? Is this over?”

Hayward then teared up when discussing seeing his parents, who were at the Celtics’ opener, after the injury. To really grasp the magnitude of how this moment affected Hayward, watch this video:

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