Meanwhile, Boston Celtics' new signing Gordon Hayward suffered a gruesome broken left ankle injury 5min 15sec into the new season, as the Cleveland Cavaliers won 102-99 in Kyrie Irving's homecoming to Ohio's Quicken Loans Arena.
The former National Football League quarterback suffered one of the most horrific in-game injuries in history in 1985 when he broke his right leg during a game between his Redskins and the Giants. "Gordon has never dealt with something as bad as that, especially Game 1 of the season". Players on both teams reacted in horror as Hayward's leg bent unnaturally. "And I seem to be the guy they compare everything to when it comes to that sort of injury".
"Obviously I'm not going to play tonight, but just going through shootaround today I felt really good", White said.
"He should be back to normal", Langeland said, adding that he will face a higher risk of arthritis many years down the road. "I don't look at it again".
Dr. Rolf Langeland, head of Newport Orthopedics, a Lifespan Physician Group practice in Rhode Island, said on Wednesday that people with such injuries typically take about five months to fully recover. There are doubts for any athlete. Thankfully I was able to gain mentally and learn the game a different way spending my time off. "What happens when I land?" "And then just being on the court, I'm not as explosive, I'm not as bouncy as I was".
He also told TMZ injuries like Hayward's give him flashbacks to his own. The fall also dislocated his ankle, which required the medical personnel on site to re-align it as quickly as possible in order to avoid further injury.