This is the last thing the NBA needs. Everybody, regardless of their feelings towards the Boston Celtics, is rooting for Gordon Hayward to get back on the court as soon as possible.
The Celtics forward says he is managing back soreness that was getting "progressively worse" as he was preparing for the regular-season opener next week against the Sixers.
Gordon Hayward said his back is feeling better. It got progressively worse before he took a couple days off. Said he has discovered the rest of his body has to readjust to playing again.— Jay King (@ByJayKing) October 10, 2018
Gordon Hayward says his back has felt much better over the last couple of days. He plans to be ready to go by Opening Night. #NEBHInjuryReport— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 10, 2018