If you heard a loud gasping sound throughout the New England region at around 10:45 AM that was the entirety of Celtics Nation losing its collective s–t when Jayson Tatum had to be helped off the floor after getting injured in Team USA’s FIBA preliminary game vs Turkey.
Here is video of the incident. Tatum clearly rolls his left ankle and goes down right away.
Here's the video of Tatum rolling his ankle pic.twitter.com/utZC32HCls
— Tomek Kordylewski (@Timi_093) September 3, 2019
The Celtics star was in obvious pain and had to be helped off the floor.
Here is another angle of the incident.
Here’s the Tatum injury. Looks like he got stepped on? pic.twitter.com/f2CRfDDBFd
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) September 3, 2019
Team USA ended up surviving a scare largely thanks to that play.
The official update on his injury is sprained ankle. He will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
Official update on Jayson Tatum: sprained left ankle, will be re-evaluated tomorrow.
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) September 3, 2019