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

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.

— 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."

— 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