During a speaking engagement, Hayward was finally spotted without the walking boot as he assured fans that he was doing well. “I feel alright I guess, as well as I could. I’m out of the boot right now so that’s good and slowly getting better,” He said adding “The process is so fluid that for right now—I’m done with the boot—depending on how things go I could be back in the boot so we’ll see.”
Despite being sidelined, Hayward has maintained a positive attitude while continuously showing maximum support for his teammates.
He’s also been diligently practicing while undergoing rehab. Just recently, Hayward showed off his shooting form as he took on former Celtics star Brian Scalabrine in one of their little Chair Shooting Championship sessions.
While Hayward’s recovery is definitely showing both promise and progress, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens kept it real and said they weren’t counting on him to play this season. “There’s a big difference between getting out of a boot and playing in an NBA game so he’s got a long way to go. But it’s good that he has these things as goals and he keeps checking them off and he’s really working diligently at it. He feels good about that and so that’s a good thing,” he said.