Gordon Hayward’s wife wasted no time helping him rehab from his injury.
As you know, the Boston Celtics forward suffered a gruesome ankle/leg injury during the team’s season opener against the Cleveland Cavaliers last season season. And if it wasn’t for his wife, Robyn Hayward, the All-Star forward may not have began the road to recovery right away.
Robyn put her husband to work quickly. In fact, it started the day Gordon came home from the hospital after his surgery.
“Like I had just gotten back home. I wasn’t mentally ready to start, I guess,” Gordon told the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy. “I was down the hall throwing a pity party for myself, and she was like, ‘No, no.’ She was just on it, like, ‘Get up. Walk around, you’re supposed to walk around, get up.’”
Robyn told Murphy the doctors wanted Gordon to do arm exercises, so she brought several dumbbells down to Gordon, who was in a hospital bed in the couple’s living room.
“I was like, ‘OK, let’s do those exercises,'” Robyn said. “He was like, ‘I just got home.’ I said I don’t care. That’s what they said, so let’s do it. He was probably like, ‘Get away.’”
It was a long process for Gordon. But he’s back on his feet and ready to play his first regular season game in a Celtics uniform at TD Garden on Tuesday when Boston opens its season against the Philadelphia 76ers.