Bad news in a good win: Gordon Hayward sprains right ankle

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By WEEI 93.7

The good news was that it was the other ankle.

The bad? It didn't look good.

With just more than three minutes left in what would be a 109-101 Game 1 win for the Celtics over the Sixers Gordon Hayward got tangled up with Joel Embiid going up for a rebound. The Celts' forward proceeded to land on teammate Daniel Theis' foot, rolling his right ankle. He would exit the game and not return, with the team classifying the injury as a sprained ankle. According to ESPN he will undergo an MRI on the injury Monday night.

Gordon Hayward being helped off the court after appearing to injure his ankle. pic.twitter.com/ePanph0cwZ

— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) August 18, 2020

Hayward, of course, missed his entire first season with the Celtics after suffering a gruesome injury to his left ankle.

Before suffering the ankle injury Hayward played 34 minutes, going 5-for-13 from the field while collecting five rebounds.

Brad Stevens says he "doesn't know the severity" of Hayward's injury, but he's "clearly in some pain." pic.twitter.com/BlZgLm10O6

— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) August 18, 2020

Gordon Hayward is leaving the arena in crutches and his foot in a boot. #Celtics.

— gary washburn (@GwashburnGlobe) August 18, 2020