Isaiah Thomas says Gordon Hayward due for a ‘major comeback’

"Woke up this morning praying hard for my guy Gordon Hayward."

Isaiah Thomas and Gordon Hayward during the NBA All-Star Game skills competition in 2017.
Isaiah Thomas and Gordon Hayward during the NBA All-Star Game skills competition in 2017. –AP Photo/Gerald Herbert

Though he ultimately didn’t get a chance to play on the same team as Gordon Hayward, Isaiah Thomas still has a connection with one of the new Celtics. And while Hayward’s debut was marred by a fractured ankle, he received support from Thomas.

Thomas, who is still recovering from an injury of his own, asserted that Hayward suffered a “minor setback” and will see a “major comeback”:

Hayward chose Boston over the summer prior to the groundbreaking Kyrie Irving-Isaiah Thomas trade. In his goodbye to Utah, Hayward explained that part of his decision to choose Boston in free agency was down to a “talented roster,” singling out Thomas as one of the reasons.

Thomas also reportedly visited Hayward in the locker room following the first quarter injury:

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