Gordon Hayward greets Garden crowd from his hospital bed

The Celtics took the court for their home opener Wednesday night without one of their stars — a player they built this season's team around.

Gordon Hayward, who suffered a serious ankle injury Tuesday night in Cleveland, was in a room at the New England Baptist Hospital instead of at the TD Garden. The 27-year-old, who signed a big free-agent deal with the C's in the offseason, went down early in the team's season opener against the Cavs. Hayward is having surgery tonight, but the

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