Danny Ainge Tweets Photo Of Gordon Hayward Without His Ankle Brace

Brace yourselves, because Gordon Hayward was moving around Tuesday without a brace.

A photo of what appeared to be friendly swimming competition between a couple Boston Celtics staffers turned into much more than that when Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge tweeted a photo of Hayward and highlighted that he was not wearing a brace.

Take a look at the brace-less Hayward:

Certainly encouraging, although a pool may not be the best area to be walking around in while rehabbing a leg/ankle injury. Nevertheless, it appears Hayward was more than fine, especially given Ainge was the one who tweeted out the photo.

The 27-year-old has missed all but the first few minutes of the season after a gruesome injury during the opener, but seems to be right on schedule in his rehab.

And moving around without a brace certainly is yet another good step in the right direction.