The Boston Celtics star Jaylen Brown had another physical issue after breaking his face in February, and this time he will miss the final game of the NBA regular season.
He has seen wearing a face mask in order to protect it from further injury while missing several games in February. However, this injury will force Jaylen to miss the final game of the Celtics’ regular season, but it will have no effect on the game’s outcome.
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How did Jaylen Brown suffer the latest injury?
The Athletic’s Jared Weiss tweeted the news of the 26-year-old’s injury, posting a photo of his bandaged hand. Apparently, the Celtics star cut his hand while picking up broken glass shards while watering his plants on Thursday.
Jaylen Brown cut his right hand picking up a glass vase he knocked over while watering his plants last night and got 5 stitches. Said he’s expected to be ready for the playoffs, but he’s pissed. pic.twitter.com/JMVYnwGgtN
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) April 7, 2023
The two-time All Star got five stitches in his right wrist and was annoyed by his own stupidity. The injury wasn’t anything serious, but it was enough to put him out for the last game against the Atlanta Hawks at TD Garden.
The 6.6-footer can return to the court for playoffs, and the Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla assured the fans by saying, “Just got a cut on his finger. Expect him to be fine, nothing serious.”
Joe Mazzulla on Jaylen Brown:
"Just got a cut on his finger. Expect him to be fine, nothing serious."
… and on Marcus Smart:
"Got treatment today. It looked like his neck was still hurting a little bit. But I don't expect it to linger into the playoffs or anything."
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) April 7, 2023
It means the regular season has ended, and he was able to score an average of 26.6 points with 6.9 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game in 67 appearances so far this season. Brown was a key instrument for the franchise’s successful run this season.
The Celtics are locked in as the second seed in the Eastern Conference with a 56-25 record, followed by the Philadelphia 76ers. If everything goes as planned, the Celtics will face the winner of the first-round playoff matchup between the Atlanta Hawks and the Miami Heat.
Until then, Jaylen Brown needs to avoid any sharp objects, and his appearance in the playoff will give the team an extra boost in the title race.