Jaylen Brown Oct 7, 2022; Greensboro, North Carolina, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown in action against the Charlotte Hornets in the first half at Greensboro Coliseum Complex. Mandatory Credit: Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown suffered a facial fracture after colliding with teammate Jayson Tatum on Wednesday night.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported Brown could be sidelined through the All-Star break, but will see a specialist on Thursday:

The All-Star shooting guard appeared to take an accidental elbow to the face under the basket at the end of the first half of a 106-99 Celtics win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Both Brown and Tatum were chasing an offensive rebound.

This was the play:

Brown’s early exit was the cherry on top of a rather spoiled sundae.

Heading into the matchup, the Celtics were down three starters and it was the first game without a 20-point scorer.

Hopefully the Celtics aren’t without Brown too long. He was selected as an All-Star reserve after averaging 26.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 3.2 assists this season.

[Shams Charania on Twitter]

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