Season Ticket Podcast

How Gordon Hayward’s injury affects the Celtics’ season outlook

The Globe’s Gary Washburn processes Hayward’s ghastly injury, and identifies which players need to step up most in his absence.

Gordon Hayward’s ankle was reset on the court, according to ESPN.

Tony Dejak/AP

What we know about Gordon Hayward’s injury

Here’s how things unfolded Tuesday night as the Celtics took on the Cavaliers in the season opener.

BEN VOLIN | ON FOOTBALL

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The Patriots’ defensive communication definitely will be tested.

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 21: Manny Machado #13 of the Baltimore Orioles collides with Dustin Pedroia #15 of the Boston Red Sox at second base in the eighth inning at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on April 21, 2017 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Photo by Matt Hazlett/Getty Images)

CHAD FINN

Dustin Pedroia and Red Sox fans both need to ease up

He doesn’t deserve any more scorn, but he could use more time off, whether he likes it or not.

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Anders Bjork accidentally flattened the Bruins goalie, and coach Bruce Cassidy had no update on Rask’s status.

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The linebacker has been on IR with an undisclosed injury since Week 1.

CLEVELAND, OH - OCTOBER 17: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics consoles Gordon Hayward #20 after Hayward was injured while playing the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on October 17, 2017 in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

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DAN SHAUGHNESSY

With Gordon Hayward’s brutal injury, Celtics’ season changes in an instant

All of the plot lines of Tuesday’s season opener disappeared when Gordon Hayward went down with a gruesome leg injury.

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Players on both teams and fans reacted in horror, with hands over open mouths and stunned looks on their faces after the Celtics’ star free agent signing went down hard just minutes into his Boston career.

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

Cavaliers 102, Celtics 99

Injury overshadows Cavaliers win over Celtics

Kyrie Irving scored 22 points for the Celtics, while LeBron James led the Cavaliers with 29.

Chad Finn

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Hayward’s gruesome injury, to borrow from Rick Pitino’s lexicon, stinks and sucks.

GARY WASHBURN | ON BASKETBALL

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With Gordon Hayward sidelined, Stevens will have to devise a contingency plan just to compete.

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Scoreless wingers Matt Beleskey and Frank Vatrano could be out of the lineup.

New England Patriots' Mike Gillislee (35) fumbles the ball as New York Jets' Darron Lee (58) tackles him during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun)

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Patriots’ Mike Gillislee learns the value of ball control

The running back spent 34 snaps on the sideline on Sunday after losing a fumble in the victory over the Jets.

An interior, general, overall view of AT&T Stadium during an NFL football game between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Ron Jenkins)

NFL will stage 2018 draft in Dallas

It’s the first time the draft will happen in an NFL stadium.

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Maroney alleged that Dr. Larry Nassar molested her repeatedly beginning when she was 13 years old.

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Alex Speier

Would the Red Sox be better off without Hanley Ramirez?

Releasing Ramirez might permit the Sox to add a player who would represent a better, more reliable roster fit in 2018.

PETER ABRAHAM

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_cora2_spts-13379.jpg A closer look at three Red Sox managerial candidates

Here are the pros and cons on known candidates Brad Ausmus, Alex Cora, and Ron Gardenhire.

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Across the league, players shared their feelings following Hayward’s injury in the Celtics’ first game.

Boston Celtics' Jayson Tatum, right, drives past Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

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Jayson Tatum’s stats from his NBA debut mirrored those of Larry Bird

Tatum had 14 points and 10 rebounds to become the first Celtic to notch a double-double in his debut since Bird in 1979.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/18/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/862569722.jpg The Cavaliers did not show a planned ‘thank you’ video for Kyrie Irving

Several Cleveland players were upset with the team’s plans to show a tribute video for Irving, according to a report.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/08/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/davis_boshous18_spts.jpg Hanley Ramirez and Eduardo Rodriguez have surgery

The Red Sox DH included a photo of himself in a hospital bed with the message “coming back stronger in’18.”

Alex Speier

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2017/10/17/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/speierlede.jpg It makes sense for Red Sox to go all-in for next season

The urgency for upgrades is magnified when you consider what the competitive landscape will be the following season.

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Owners, players and league and union reps focused addressing inequalities in the community.

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The defensive end already donated his first six checks of the season to a scholarship program in his hometown.

Boston Bruins right wing David Backes (42) second left, and centre Patrice Bergeron (37) celebrate Backes' goal against Vancouver Canucks goalie Ryan Miller (30) as defenseman Alexander Edler (23), of Sweden, skates away during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Vancouver, British Columbia, on Monday, March 13, 2017. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

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FLUTO SHINZAWA | ON HOCKEY

Bruins have lost some grit without Patrice Bergeron and David Backes

The two ailing players, who did participate in Tuesday’s practice, bring an important element.

Celtics notebook

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Irving made it clear he had no interest in going into detail about the origin of his trade request.

New York Yankees' Gary Sanchez and Aroldis Chapman celebrate after Game 4 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, in New York. The Yankees won 6-4 to tie the series at 2-2. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

ALCS: Yankees 6, Astros 4

Yankees storm back to win Game 4, tie ALCS

Aaron Judge hit a long home run in the seventh inning to spark the comeback.

It wasn’t a save situation, nonetheless the Dodgers turned to Kenley Jansen to pitch the ninth inning Tuesday.

NLCS: Dodgers 6, Cubs 1

Dodgers move within one game of World Series

Los Angeles now holds a 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.