Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward grimaces in pain in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. Just five minutes into his Boston career, new Celtics star forward Gordon Hayward gruesomely broke his left ankle, an injury that may end his season. | AP Photo/Tony Dejak

NBA players tweet messages of support for Celtics’ Gordon Hayward
( - October 18, 2017 - 4:13am

MANILA, Philippines — Gordon Hayward's hyped debut for the Boston Celtics came to an abrupt end.

Barely five minutes into the Celtics' opening game against the Cleveland Cavaliers, Hayward landed awkwardly on Lebron James' foot and went down on the floor.

He looked in horror as his ankle looked completely broken.

The Boston Celtics announced that Hayward suffered a fractured left ankle. It is unclear if he is done for the season.

Several NBA players took to Twitter to express their support for the 27-year-old forward.

The Celtics' late run was not enough as they lost to the Cavs 99-102.

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