Gordon Hayward wishes Jusuf Nurkić speedy recovery after breaking leg

Mike Cratty
March 26, 2019 - 1:32 pm

Few can relate to the gruesome injury Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkić suffered Monday night, but Gordon Hayward is one of them. The Celtics forward infamously broke his leg just minutes into his first Celtics game last season.

Nurkić suffered a similarly devastating injury while coming down awkwardly after going for a rebound, and was diagnosed with compound fractures to his left tibia and fibula.

On Tuesday, Hayward sent his best wishes to Nurkić, in Nurkić's native Bosnian. 

The tweet roughly translates to, "I wish you a speedy recovery brother."

Nurkić had started all but one game for the Blazers this season and was averaging 15.6 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. Needless to say, it's a big loss for Portland, who are currently fourth in the Western Conference.