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Grotesque Gordon Hayward injury inspires a Halloween costume

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Justin Caskey’s Gordon Hayward Halloween costume.

By Globe Staff 

What was a bad break for Gordon Hayward is a great Halloween costume for Justin Caskey.

Caskey, who lives in Charlotte, N.C., posted a picture of himself in a Celtics uniform, with his prosthetic foot turned at a 45-degree angle like Hayward’s hoof when he fell and fractured his tibia and dislocated his ankle during the Celtics’ season opener.

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Caskey, who lost his leg to bone cancer in 2008, told a local TV station that he got the idea after seeing Hayward collapse in a heap.

“I was watching the game when Hayward got injured, and after the initial shock, I thought it wouldn’t be difficult to adjust my prosthetic to look like the injury,” he said. “If I wasn’t so sure that Hayward would rehab back and be as good, if not better, I wouldn’t have done the costume.”

Caskey has confidence that Hayward will be back.

“When you realize what it takes physically and mentally to make it that far in a sport, you have to realize that this injury won’t keep that guy down.”