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It only took five minutes for Gordon Hayward's first season with the Boston Celtics to end. 

It happened in an instant--in a flash--on a routine play, Hayward said in a Facebook post on Wednesday night, and that was it. 

It wasn't until deep in the emotional post that he said his season was over:


Finally, the Celtics organization has been just over the top in every aspect. They know I will not be back on the court at all this season, but they have been making sure I have every resource I need, and are making me feel like I am a part of the team.


He is a part of this team, and more importantly, a part of the Celtics community. Boston fans knew him as a Celtic for less than half a quarter of basketball, and are cheering on his recovery like he's been with this team for years.

He deserves that. Not because the Celtics need him back on the floor, but because this phenomenal guy's career can't end here. In his own words:

I keep imagining what it’s going to be like to step onto the floor at the Garden, and make my regular season debut as a Celtic. It’s going to be a little delayed. But with each day of my rehab, I’ll be that much closer to making it happen. I’m already dreaming about sharing that moment with everyone here in Boston—a city that I’m still getting to know, but that I’ve connected with through all of this in ways beyond anything I could have imagined.

Now, it’s all about getting back.

Time to begin.

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Topher Lane 11/01/2017 09:52:00 PM Edit
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