— The Players’ Tribune (@PlayersTribune) April 2, 2018
Is it time to freak out yet??
A new video documenting Gordon Hayward’s rehab process dropped today. This time, we got a short glimpse of him doing what appears to be a pacer test. So what’s this mean? For starters, this is the first time we’re seeing him run without any assistance, which is definitley a good sign. Secondly, this means he could start officially traveling with the team, according to Brad Stevens.
Gordon Hayward won’t travel on Bucks-Raptors trip, but could still potentially go to Washington with Cs later this month.
Stevens: “But we’ve said it before: we can talk about the videos. He’s not playing. But he might travel.”
— Jay King (@ByJayKing) April 2, 2018
It feels good to see that guy back on his feet, but by no means do I think he’s coming back any time soon because of it. Running under his own power is a huge step (haha) in the right direction, but until that turns into a full-on sprint, I won’t be convinced that he’s returning at all this year. Brad Stevens and Danny Ainge both remain adamant on that stance, so I plan on sticking with them. They seem like they might have a pretty good idea as to what they’re talking about. I’m not trying to rule it out, but this video shouldn’t be getting anyone too excited about a return this season. Not yet at least.
-Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)