The Celtics revealed more details of Gordon Hayward's ankle surgery on late Thursday, announcing the All-Star forward underwent successful bony and ligamentous stabilization surgery for the fracture dislocation of his left ankle sustained on Opening Night.
The surgery was performed by Drs. Mark Slovenkai and Brian McKeon at New England Baptist Hospital and was assisted by Dr. Anthony Schena, following consultations with Dr. David Porter of Methodist Sports Medicine in Indianapolis.
The team announced no specific timetable for Hayward’s return, but the C's did confirm he is expected to make a full recovery.
BSJ Analysis: Boston Sports Journal's medical expert Dr.Jessica Flynn believes her original analysis of the injury lines up with the new information. There is a possibility that he could recover in as soon as four months in a best-case scenario according to Flynn, but the far more likely possibility is that the team stays cautious with the 28-year-old and keeps him sidelined for the entire season.