Celtics' Gordon Hayward expected to make 'full recovery' after gruesome injury


SportsPulse: Trysta Krick speaks with USA TODAY Sports’ Jeff Zillgitt about what’s ahead for the Celtics following Gordon Haywards injury.

Despite the graphic nature of Boston forward Gordon Hayward’s injury on Tuesday night, the Celtics are expecting “a full recovery,” as coach Brad Stevens said Wednesday night. 

Hayward suffered a fractured tibia and dislocated ankle on an alley oop attempt about halfway through the first quarter of his Celtics debut.

He will have surgery Wednesday night, according to a person familiar with the procedure. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to speak publicly on the situation.

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