Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown will miss the remainder of the season.
The Celtics announced on Monday that Brown has been diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist. He is expected to undergo season-ending surgery later this week.
#NEBHInjuryReport This past weekend Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist. Brown is expected to have the torn ligament surgically repaired later this week, and will be out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.- Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 10, 2021
Brown missed Boston's previous three games with an ankle sprain, which he sustained in Boston's loss to the Portland Trail Blazers on May 2. He may have injured his wrist in Boston's loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on April 27.
Here's my best guess for when Jaylen Brown's injury occurred. With 28 seconds left in the Thunder game. He said he was fine after the game, played three games afterward, even lit up the Hornets the night after this. But he clearly hurt the left wrist here. pic.twitter.com/0q4t7Fl9KG- Jay King (@ByJayKing) May 10, 2021
The No. 3 pick in the 2016 NBA Draft, Brown had a breakout 2020-21 season, averaging a career-best 24.7 points on .484/.397/.764 shooting splits to go along with 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game. He was selected to the 2021 NBA All-Star team as a reserve, earning the first All-Star nod of his career.
Brown's injury comes as a huge blow to the Celtics, who find themselves in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 35-33 record heading into the final week of the season. They currently trail the Miami Heat (37-31) in sixth place by two games, making it a real possibility that they'll face either the Charlotte Hornets (33-35), Indiana Pacers (32-36) or Washington Wizards (32-37) in the first round of the Play-In Tournament.
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