Kobe Bryant offers inspiring message to Gordon Hayward after his devastating injury
The start of the 2017-18 NBA season on Tuesday night was marred by Gordon Hayward's gut-wrenching injury just minutes into his debut with the Boston Celtics.
After suffering a severe ankle break that caused the Cavaliers bench to react in horror, athletes across the league reached out to Hayward over social media offering him prayers and words of encouragement.
On Wednesday, Kobe Bryant added his name to the growing list of athletes sending Hayward their well-wishes, posting a photo of the Celtics forward to his Instagram account along with an inspiring message for him in his recovery.
Kobe's message to Hayward came from the type of veteran knowledge that few players in the league possess. You can read the full caption below.
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