BOSTON (CBS) — Gordon Hayward has taken another step toward his return.
The Celtics star, who was injured just five minutes into Boston’s first game of the season, posted another video detailing his progress on Monday. And this one is actually a pretty important piece to his rehab.
Hayward is off the AlterG treadmill and jogging on the floor:
It was just last week that Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said Hayward had not yet run on the floor, so this is a pretty positive development. But Stevens remained adamant that Hayward would not be returning to action this season.
“The next step of his progression is once every three days he gets on the court and does that. As you can see it was about 20 percent speed, nothing lateral, no jumping. So a long, long way away,” Stevens said on Monday.
“It’s hard to go that slow,” Stevens added.
Still, Monday’s video shows another step (or roughly two dozen light steps, actually) in the right direction for Hayward.