After a gruesome left leg injury left Gordon Hayward with a dislocated ankle and a fractured tibia, the Boston Celtics announced their All-Star forward will undergo surgery. Head coach Brad Stevens did not provide a timeline and would not clarify if Hayward’s injury was season-ending, but he did say the Celtics are “expecting a full recovery.”

Hayward collided with LeBron James in mid-air while chasing after a lob pass less than six minutes into Boston’s opening night game against the Cavaliers on Tuesday. The result was an injury reminiscent of only two in recent memory: Paul George’s broken leg during a Team USA scrimmage, and ex-Louisville guard Kevin Ware’s open shin fracture in March of 2013.

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Hayward received a standing ovation when helped into the locker room, and players league-wide sent their prayers, respects and condolences to the star who left the Utah Jazz for Boston this summer. Stevens thanked the Cavaliers’ organization for their “top-notch” response in helping Hayward after his injury.

We wish Gordon Hayward a speedy and complete recovery.

Via SBNation.com