A very scary moment occurred late in the third quarter of Thursday night’s Celtics-Timberwolves game in Minnesota, when Boston’s Jaylen Brown was fouled while driving to the basket full-speed on a dunk and took a brutal fall. Brown landed on his head or neck, and his body froze on the ground as he looked dazed.
TNT’s Kevin Harlan immediately said, “He’s concussed.” The crowd went silent.
The stretcher came out at Target Center after Brown remained on the ground for a couple of minutes, but he surprisingly was able to get up and walk off under his own power. The Timberwolves’ fans gave Brown a roaring ovation:
However, there would seem to be a good chance that Brown suffered a concussion there as Harlan suggested, and the Celtics’ swingman is indeed being evaluated for a concussion.
— A. Sherrod Blakely (@ASherrodblakely) March 9, 2018
Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said after the game — which Boston won, 117-109 — that Brown had a CT scan.
Brad Stevens says Jaylen Brown “felt pretty good leaving the arena. He went to get a CT scan. He’s with (Minnesota’s) team doctor, so he’s in good hands.”
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 9, 2018
Brown, 21, is averaging 14.1 points per game in his sophomore season after being the third overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.
Appreciate everybody I'm ok .. Got a headache tho 🤕 good team win !!
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) March 9, 2018