Celtics forward Gordon Hayward underwent successful surgery for the fracture dislocation of his left ankle sustained Tuesday against the Cavaliers late on Wednesday night, the Celtics have confirmed.
In an interview with the Boston Herald Celtics President Danny Ainge was non-committal about a possible return this season for Hayward. “I’m not a doctor, and I wasn’t in the surgery, so I don’t really know,” Danny Ainge told the Herald when asked if he was leaving the door open. “And it’s still too early to tell. I mean, he just got out of surgery at midnight last night, and he was resting all day today since he got no sleep yesterday. I honestly don’t know if anybody knows that."
Hayward's agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski that it is unlikely that he would return this season "We expect him to make a full recovery and return to his All-Star form"
Celtics distributed the following press release:
Gordon Hayward underwent successful bony and ligamentous stabilization surgery for the fracture dislocation of his left ankle sustained on Opening Night. The surgery was performed by Drs. Mark Slovenkai and Brian McKeon at New England Baptist Hospital, assisted by Dr. Anthony Schena, following consultations with Dr. David Porter of Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis. No timetable has been set for Hayward’s return, but he is expected to make a full recovery
After surgery tonight, Boston's Gordon Hayward is unlikely to return this season, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) October 19, 2017
Gordon Hayward has a message for Celtics Nation. pic.twitter.com/H6RHeGgios— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 18, 2017
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