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:
Boston’s Jaylen Brown has suffered a facial fracture and will miss some time, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Initial feeling is Brown could be sidelined through the All-Star break, with further specialist examination on Thursday.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 9, 2023
Both Brown and Tatum were chasing an offensive rebound.
This was the play:
Jaylen Brown to the locker room after taking an inadvertent elbow to the face from Jayson Tatum. pic.twitter.com/IpVstONcK9
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) February 9, 2023
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.
— Missing 3 starters
— Jaylen Brown hurt after 18 minutes
— Grant Williams guarding Embiid
— First game without a 20-point scorer
— Tatum season low
Still beat the 76ers by 7 points. pic.twitter.com/pG6gDbih8A
— StatMuse (@statmuse) February 9, 2023
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.