Brown was down for a long time before getting up and exiting the game under his own power.
The Celtics have been on a roll lately and Brown has been a major part of that so Boston diehards were very concerned that they may have just lost one of the most important parts of their team.
Ime Udoka said Jaylen Brown has some swelling and soreness. Brown wanted to come back, but the Celtics chose to play it safe and hold him out.
Ime Udoka said he hopes it not a long-term situation, but that "you never know."
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Head coach Ime Udoka gave a small update on Brown after the game.
He said that Brown is feeling some swelling and soreness but actually wanted to return during the game, although the team decided to keep him out to play it safe.
Udoka said that he doesn’t plan on this injury being a long-term one but “you never know.”
Boston With Brown
The Celtics have come alive lately and have been on a tear in the Eastern Conference.
After a lot of inconsistency earlier in the season, the Celtics now have a record of 37-27 and are sixth in the East.
They are playing far, far better than they were just a few months ago – and Brown is a major factor in their rebounding season.
Brown has been averaging 23.7 points and 6.3 rebounds a game and has been instrumental in making plays and scoring points.
The Celtics have found ways to survive without Brown – they took down the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday by a final of 107-98 after all – but there is no doubt they want him back as soon as possible.
They will especially need Brown as they enter the postseason because the Eastern Conference is more stacked and competitive and neck-and-neck than it’s been in ages.
Thankfully, it sounds like the star player should return soon.