The All-Star guard had a video message for the crowd tonight.
The Boston Celtics have their home opener against the Milwaukee Bucks tonight.
Gordon Hayward, the team’s prized free agent acquisition, is not there. The former Utah Jazz star is at the hospital, about to undergo surgery on his fractured tibia, suffered in horrific fashion against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday night.
The star guard managed to make his way into the arena via a video message, though.
Check out this message Hayward sent the fans from his hospital bed:
Gordon Hayward has a message for Celtics Nation. pic.twitter.com/H6RHeGgios
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 18, 2017
The Celtics will reportedly know an expected recovery timetable for Hayward following his surgery tonight.