Kevin Ware

Joe Theismann on Gordon Hayward's injury: 'It sickens me'

Former NFL quarterback Joe Theismann saw Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward's broken left ankle and immediately felt a kind of empathy few could.

Theismann says he's available to chat with Hayward if the NBA player wants.

"It sickens me every time I see a young man get hurt. It's just such a shame," Theismann said in a telephone interview Wednesday, the day after Hayward was hurt in the first quarter of his first game with Boston.

"And I seem to be the guy they compare everything to when it comes to that sort of injury."

When Theismann tweeted , "Felt so bad for Hayward," it resonated in a different way than the thoughts...