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Celtics Are Reportedly "Cautiously Optimistic" About Gordon Hayward's Injury

According to a report, the Celtics are cautiously optimistic after Gordon Hayward's horrific injury.

Tuesday night, Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific ankle injury in the first two minutes of his team's opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers. We're slowly getting updates on just how severe the damage wound up being.

According to head coach Brad Stevens, Hayward's diagnosis is a fractured tibia and a dislocated ankle.

Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports added an update on Wednesday morning. He says that team officials are "cautiously optimistic" - adding that he "may have" avoided something catastrophic.

With minutes to play and his team still trying to claw its way back, Hayward was loaded back onto a stretcher and carted out a side door. He will return to Boston for further tests, but team officials are cautiously optimistic. It appeared to be a clean break, sources told Yahoo Sports, and while more tests will be needed to determine the extent of the damage, Hayward may have avoided something catastrophic.

Let's hope that Hayward makes a full recovery and returns to be the elite player we've come to know.