The Celtics were dealt a midseason blow on Thursday with news that Jaylen Brown would miss the highly anticipated clash with the Nets.
As first reported by ESPN’s Tim Bontemps, news of Brown’s came just hours ahead of the game between Eastern Conference leaders as the Celtics entered one game up in the loss column.
Brown is enjoying an All-Star caliber season, averaging 27.2 points and 7.1 rebounds per game, both career highs. Prior to this latest setback, Brown had appeared in 40 of 42 games so far this season.
Here’s everything we know so far about Brown’s injury included preliminary reports on how long he’ll be out.
What is Jaylen Brown’s injury?
After scoring 41 points in Boston’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans Brown said he tweaked his groin and was listed as questionable on the injury report.
#NEBHInjuryReport vs. Brooklyn:
Jaylen Brown (left adductor tightness) – QUESTIONABLE
Danilo Gallinari (left knee ACL repair) – OUT
Al Horford (low back stiffness) – OUT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 12, 2023
Mazaulla then confirmed on Thursday that Brown’s injury is an adductor strain.
How long will Jaylen Brown be out with injury?
Mazzulla estimated Brown would be out for “probably a week or two”, but also stated the team was still evaluating how long Brown would sit out. “I know he tried to give it a go today and wasn’t able to do it. We’ll know more the next couple of days.”
Brown isn’t the only star missing from Thursday’s Celtics-Nets game as Brooklyn is without Kevin Durant.
Celtics schedule 2022-23
The Celtics can take some solace in the fact that their next five games following the clash with Brooklyn are all against teams currently .500 including back-to-back games against the reeling Hornets,
With Brown out, the scoring load on Jayson Tatum increases as the Celtics look to weather the storm.
|January 14||at Hornets||7:00 p.m.|
|January 16||at Hornets||1 p.m.|
|January 19||vs. Warriors||7:30 p.m.|
|January 21||at Raptors||5:00 p.m.|
|January 21||vs. Mavericks||7:00 p.m.|