Boston Celtics star Gordon Hayward was forced to leave Tuesday’s season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena with a severe leg injury.
According to the Washington Post‘s Tim Bontemps, Hayward’s “foot looked to be at a 90 degree angle from his leg.”
MassLive.com’s Jay King noted a stretcher was brought out to take Hayward off the floor.
Losing Hayward for an extended stretch would be a disappointing hit after the team signed him to a four-year deal this offseason worth $128 million.
The 27-year-old joined the Celtics after the best year of his career with the Utah Jazz, reaching his first All-Star game while reaching personal bests with 21.9 points and 5.4 assists per game. He also showcased impressive efficiency with a 53.6 effective shooting percentage.