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Celtics' Hayward fractures ankle during debut

Scheduled to have surgery in Boston

October 18, 2017 - 11:26 am

It was a short-lived debut for new Celtics forward Gordon Hayward. He fractured his left ankle early in the game while going up for an alley-oop pass from Kyrie Irving.  He was taken off the court on a stretcher and is set to have surgery in Boston.


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Hayward signed with Boston after seven seasons with Utah.  He scored two points in five minutes. The Celtics lost 102-99. The Celtics home opener is Wednesday against the Milwaukee Bucks.

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