Injuries have been a running issue at the core of the Celtics’ struggles all season. On Monday afternoon, the team gave what is perhaps the most impactful injury update of the year.
According to the team, Brown was diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist over the weekend. The tear will require surgery, which will force him to miss the remainder of this season. It’s not immediately clear if the procedure could impact his availability to start the 2021-2022 season.
This ends what has been a roller coaster of a season for Brown. When he was on the floor, the 24-year-old was having a career year averaging 24.7 points per game. However, he was limited to just 58 games as he battled a string of injuries throughout the year. That included an ankle injury that kept him out for the past week, a as well as a hip injury, and being diagnosed with tendonitis in his knee.
Losing Brown isn’t the only hit the Celtics took on the injury front on Monday. Brad Stevens told reporters earlier in the day that Robert Williams may miss more time than expected as he tries to return from turf toe.
As for the remaining Celtics, they face the Miami Heat on Tuesday, looking to close the two game gap and attempt to avoid the play-in tournament. Coverage of that game can be heard on 98.5 The Sports Hub, starting with the pregame show at 7:00 p.m..
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