Robyn Hayward caused a bit of a stir with her Instagram story Wednesday afternoon.
Hayward posted a video of her husband, Gordon, playing video games with their older daughter, Bernie, on his lap. While Gordon’s gaming habits are nothing new, his completely bare left foot is a surprising development to many Celtics fans.
The forward has been sidelined since the team’s season opener, when he fractured his left ankle against the Cavaliers. Boston hasn’t set a timeline for his recovery or return, but president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said at the end of November that Hayward’s next steps included getting him off crutches and into a new walking boot before then moving into a brace.
One picture of Gordon Hayward without the boot on surfaces from his wife's Instagram and everyone starts going crazy. Might need a doctor to chime in on just how long he should have been in the boot and if this means anything.
— Keith Smith (@KeithSmithNBA) December 6, 2017
Prior to the Celtics’ game against the Mavericks, head coach Brad Stevens said that he “didn’t see the picture” from Hayward’s wife.
“He wears the boot until a certain time every evening and then he can take it off,” Stevens told reporters. “When he moves around, he can move around with a brace that’s like a boot.
“He is progressing and doing what he can do — what he’s been cleared to do,” he continued. “It’s been going well. He still wears a boot when he comes over to the gym. He’s wearing the boot for most of the day.”