I'm so incredibly grateful for this place. My friends think I'm overreacting and that this doesn't affect me. But man, I was so excited for this year. This was absolutely brutal. Let's hope this team rallies around Hawyward!
TP, I couldn't agree more. We invested so much time dreaming of how this team will play, develop, and improve. I imagine most of us planned out what we'd eat and drink for the game tonight, the game thread, and all 2017-2018 celticsblog threads. And then this. My overwhelming feeling has been that I feel absolutely awful for Hawyard... he worked so hard to get to this point, and to be re-united with his mentor to go to the next level.
This injury, given that it was by the ankle and appeared broken, is probably worse than the Paul George injury. I'm not claiming to be a doctor, but I saw my friend compound fracture is leg in nearly the same spot, and he can't even jog years later. It's honestly possible that Hayward's career is done. What then? What then when we have his salary cap hit for the next 4-years? This is franchise changing, and in the worst way possible. I am so depressed from it.