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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

There's a long line of Celtics fans signing a "get well" banner for Gordon Hayward, who suffered a dislocated ankle and fractured tibia in Boston's season opener against Cleveland.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics fans are signing an oversized get well card for Gordon Hayward inside TD Garden before tonight's home opener.

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Kyrie Irving warms up prior to his Celtics home debut at TD Garden.

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36mRoyce Young

Memories of injury flooded back, George says

Paul George, who fractured his tibia and fibula during a gruesome injury in 2014, says Gordon Hayward's injury immediately "brought me back to Vegas and when it happened to me, my incident."

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'Discussions are still ongoing' for Hayward's return (1:06)

Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Joey Syata, a huge Kyrie Irving fan, has been making these t-shirts since last season's playoffs, to help raise money for children's mental health awareness.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Brad Stevens on Gordon Hayward: "Obviously, there's a physical pain to [his injury] but I think it's also doubled by the emotional pain of, you know, he put a lot of effort into trying to start his career out well in Boston. But this is a setback; we're expecting a full recovery."

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Hayward podría volver a entrenar en 3 meses. (1:51)
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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics coach Brad Stevens says there's no immediate timeline as Gordon Hayward braces for surgery. Stevens does note: "We're expecting a full recovery."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Stevens said that Marcus Smart will start in place of Hayward tonight in home opener against the Bucks.

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Ron Gardenhire interviews for Red Sox job

Ron Gardenhire was the third candidate the Red Sox interviewed for their managerial opening, following Alex Cora and Brad Ausmus. Boston is still discussing whether to expand the search.

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

Brad Stevens on whether Gordon Hayward's injury is season-ending: "I'm not going to speculate or put a timeline on it." Stevens said discussions still ongoing on surgery options.

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Ingles sympathises with Hayward's injury (1:14)
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Belichick jabs 'Twinkle Toes' Gronkowski for TD

Bill Belichick playfully ribbed Rob Gronkowski in front of teammates as he reviewed his 33-yard TD catch against the Jets on Sunday, a play in which the tight end high-stepped into the end zone and outraced two New York players.

Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Patriots injury report: Did not participate — CB Stephon Gilmore (concussion/ankle), LB Harvey Langi (back), LB Elandon Roberts (ankle), CB Eric Rowe (groin); Limited participation — RB Rex Burkhead (ribs), WR Chris Hogan (ribs), RG Shaq Mason (shoulder).

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Gronkowski wishes Hayward well after injury (0:34)
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Mike Reiss ESPN Staff Writer 

Rob Gronkowski shows empathy for Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, sharing words of encouragement.

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Quinn on facing Pats: Can't replay Super Bowl

Falcons coach Dan Quinn is focused on this season and not the team's Super Bowl loss to the Patriots with the teams set to play again this week. He told reporters who cover the Patriots that Atlanta "doesn't get to replay the Super Bowl."

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Rachel Marcus ESPN Editor 

Jaylen Brown and Marcus Smart warm up prior to the Celtics' home opener against the Bucks. With Gordon Hayward out indefinitely, the play of these two is even more important.

Scott Lauber ESPN Staff Writer 

Red Sox interviewed Ron Gardenhire today, as expected, a baseball source confirms. Sox are "still discussing" whether to bring in any other managerial candidates beyond Alex Cora, Brad Ausmus and Gardenhire.