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CLEVELAND — Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured left ankle and may need surgery following a gruesome fall in the season-opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The injury happened midway through the first quarter.
Hayward, 27, signed with the Celtics in free agency in July — inking a four-year deal for $128 million.
The injury occurred when Hayward attempted to convert a lob pass from Kyrie Irving. Hayward and Cavs star LeBron James ran into each other and Hayward crumpled to the ground, immediately calling for help.
Both Celtics and Cavs players displayed looks of great concern, the Celtics even huddling in prayer, as Hayward was removed from the court on a stretcher.
He was later taken to the Cleveland Clinic.