Watch: Gordon Hayward talks Jusuf Nurkic's injury
It was only a matter of time after Jusuf Nurkic's horrific injury that there would be comparisons to a similar such mishap that occurred to Gordon Hayward last season.
Hayward, who is only just starting to show signs of returning to something like the player he was before the injury, had a few words to share with the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn in the video below.
"I feel so bad for the guy."— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) March 26, 2019
Gordon Hayward on Jusuf Nurkic's injury
They talk on the Portland Trailblazer's fracture, the recovery, and the inevitable comparisons in the short clip, the similarities of which prompted a very thoughtful response to Nurkic from Hayward on Twitter last night:
Zelim ti brz oporavak brate @bosnianbeast27— Gordon Hayward (@gordonhayward) March 26, 2019
My gloss, via Google Translate, is that it reads "I wish you a fast recovery, brother" (full disclosure, I don't speak a lick of Bosnian, so if I am wrong here, please jump in). Our thoughts go out to Jusuf and his fans; this will be a long trip, but we expect to see him back on the court playing sometime next season.
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