Sad news struck the Boston Celtics fanbase on Monday night.
Star wing Jaylen Brown, who’s been having an outstanding season so far for the Boston Celtics with career-high averages of 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, has been diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist. Subsequently, the fifth-year pro will sit out for the rest of the season.
It seems as if this injury has been bothering the All-Star for some time now, per Adam Himmelsbach of the Globe. However, Brown has been fortunate in that the injury was on his non-dominant hand, and long-term there’s no reason to believe the injury will impact Brown’s steadily developing game.
This is only one of the few injuries Brown has had to endure this season.
The prized two-way wing has had to miss a few games earlier in the season due to left knee tendonitis and five out of the last 12 games after a nasty knee collision with teammate Jayson Tatum.
Boston, experiencing a down year due to injuries and the impact of COVID-19, are currently just 7th in the Eastern Conference standings. Led by Tatum, Brown, Kemba Walker and Marcus Smart, the Celtics record currently stands at 35-33.
Brown, as previously alluded to, has been having a career year after long being a major contributor to the team’s success. However, he will have to sit out for the rest of the season and place his trust and faith in his teammates.
The Celtics, who have only won two out of their last five contests, will have to go up against the sixth-seed Miami Heat next.
Although the Heat won their last matchup against the Celtics, if the C’s plan on winning this intriguing matchup, they will need to fill gap offensively, making up for what will now be missed by Brown. They’ll also need to continue tightening up a defense that’s regressed since last season with aggression.
The Celtics will face the Heat tonight at 7:30 PM (EST) on TNT.