Hayward, 27, who signed a four-year, $128
million contract in the offseason with the Celtics, was trying
to convert a lob pass from Kyrie Irving when he and James
Hayward immediately called for help while his ankle was
The team later announced Hayward suffered a fractured ankle.
The Celtics huddled in prayer and new Celtic teammate Irving had
to be consoled while medical personnel stabilized Hayward's leg.
He was carried off the court on a stretcher.
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