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Nov 7, 2017
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Gordon Hayward's injury may have exposed the vulnerabilities of being a professional basketball player, but it doesn't mean that his situation can't be viewed in a different—and rather positive—light.

The general manager of the Boston Celtics shared a photo on Twitter of his prized forward "putting in work" from a chair and in the dark, just weeks after that bad fall on opening night.

Hayward shooting hoops in a walking boot is another encouraging sight for Celtics fans, whose team is also enjoying its best start in seven years (9-2). Once the NBA All-Star joins Kyrie Irving and co. on the court next season, things can only get better.

In an exclusive interview with the Today show, he opened up about the whole ordeal for the first time.

"God doesn't give you a challenge you can't handle," said Hayward, who signed a four-year max contract with Boston as a free agent. "I'm gonna come back better than ever, and I firmly believe that. But I know it's gonna be a long and difficult process."

Watch the full interview here:

 

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