The following article was published to boston.cbslocal.com on December 4, 2017 featuring Cornell University alum Riley Nash.
By Matt Kallman
BOSTON (CBS) — Seeing the result of Celtics star Gordon Hayward’s fractured ankle this fall caused Bruins forward Riley Nash to have a flashback.
Nash suffered a spiral fracture his right tibia (shinbone) during a minor hockey tournament in Vancouver when he was around 10 years old. Nash and Hayward’s breaks were in different places, but the post-injury pictures were similar in that they both depicted leg bones broken and twisted the wrong way.
“When I saw the picture of his foot, I was like that was exactly how mine was,” Nash recently told me. “I looked down at my foot. I thought I had sprained my ankle. When you’re that age, pain is pain. It hurt a lot but I tried to skate off and I looked down at my foot and it was at a 45-degree angle. I thought ‘Oh, that’s probably not going to work anymore.’”
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