Gordon Hayward suffers horrific leg injury in season opener

The 2017 NBA season kicked off tonight, and it did so with a somber tone.

One of the biggest offseason additions, Gordon Hayward suffered a vicious injury just over five minutes into the first game.

Hayward fell awkwardly and it’s clear from the reactions of the players and fans that something is horribly wrong, possibly a broken leg.

Warning, the video is graphic.

Hayward was an NBA All-Star for the first time last season, and he was supposed to play an integral role in the success of the Boston Celtics this season after seven seasons with the Utah Jazz.

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Chicago Bulls: 20-24.5 wins

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Phoenix Suns: 25-29.5 wins

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Brooklyn Nets: 25-29.5 wins

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Sacramento Kings: 25-29.5 wins

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Atlanta Hawks: 25-29.5 wins

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Los Angeles Lakers: 30-34.5 wins

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Orlando Magic: 30-34.5 wins

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Indiana Pacers: 30-34.5 wins

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New York Knicks: 30-34.5 wins

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New Orleans Pelicans: 35-39.5 wins

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Detroit Pistons: 35-39.5 wins

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Memphis Grizzlies: 35-39.5 wins

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Dallas Mavericks: 35-39.5 wins

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Los Angeles Clippers: 40-44.5 wins

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Miami Heat: 40-44.5 wins

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Charlotte Hornets: 40-44.5 wins

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Portland Trail Blazers: 40-44.5 wins

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Philadelphia 76ers: 40-44.5 wins

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Utah Jazz: 40-44.5 wins

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Minnesota Timberwolves: 45-49.5 wins

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Toronto Raptors: 45-49.5 wins

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Washington Wizards: 45-49.5 wins

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Milwaukee Bucks: 45-49.5 wins

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Denver Nuggets: 45-49.5 wins

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San Antonio Spurs: 50-54.5 wins

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Cleveland Cavaliers: 50-54.5 wins

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Oklahoma City Thunder: 50-54.5 wins

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Boston Celtics: 55-59.5 wins

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Houston Rockets: 55-59.5 wins

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Golden State Warriors: 65-69.5 wins

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