Gordon Hayward back at home after surgery

Gordon Hayward stretcher
Gordon Hayward is taken into New England Baptist Hospital Wednesday morning, where he later had surgery. –WBZ

PHILADELPHIA — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward was released from the hospital and returned home on Friday afternoon, less than 48 hours after undergoing surgery to repair a grisly fracture dislocation of his left ankle that was sustained in the season-opener against the Cavaliers on Tuesday.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Hayward’s rehabilitation process will begin immediately.

“There’s an every-day plan,’’ Stevens said. “It starts yesterday.’’


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