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Celtics: 'Don't Anticipate' Brown's Return This Week, Irving's Status Unclear

Prior to Sunday night's, 99-97, loss to the Indiana Pacers, Boston Celtics' head coach Brad Stevens provided an update on an injured Jaylen Brown.

Brown, who suffered a concussion on Thursday night against the Minnesota Timberwolves, has since been placed in the NBA's Concussion Protocol.

Here's what Stevens had to say on Brown's availability this week:

ESPN's Chris Forsberg had this to add:

Following a scary fall from the rim after a slam-bam on Thursday night, the Celtics were without Jaylen Brown (concussion) for their first of back-to-back home games. And he'll be out the remainder of the week, according to Stevens.

After watching Brown's fall, you can't help but to think about how much worse things could've turned out for the sophomore forward.

From the sound of it, Brown is expected to miss Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards and Friday's road game against the Orlando Magic.

Brown could possibly return for next Sunday's dinner-time special against Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans down in Louisiana.

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Now onto all-star guard Kyrie Irving, who left Sunday's game after halftime with left knee soreness.

After the game, Irving spoke with reports about his lingering knee soreness.

 

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Irving would rather be cautious so he doesn't miss an extended period of time, but he does need some time off. And who could blame him? Especially with high expectations around the city and the organization as the Celtics will look to make a deep playoff run.

So hopefully after a couple of days off, Irving will be ready to go Wednesday against Bradley Beal and the Wizards.


UPDATED @ 2:00 p.m. on Monday (3/12/18).


UP NEXT: The Celtics (45-21) will welcome the Washington Wizards (38-29) to the TD Garden Wednesday night for a primetime matchup. Catch the call of the game with Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell, live on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Pre-game coverage begins at 7:30 p.m., with tip-off set for 8:00 p.m.

-- By John 'The Dude' Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com

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