Boston Celtics

Apr 25, 2021; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) brings the ball up court against the Charlotte Hornets in the second half at Spectrum Center. The Charlotte Hornets won 125-104. Nell Redmond-USA TODAY Sports)

Jaylen Brown’s season-ending wrist surgery took place on Wednesday, as Brown himself revealed after tweeting a picture with his arm in a cast. On Thursday, the team issued the first update on his status. In a post on twitter, the Celtics announced “Jaylen Brown yesterday underwent successful scapholunate reconstruction surgery. He is expected to return to basketball activities in approximately three months.”

This is an encouraging sign for Brown getting back on the floor. When the injury was first made public, experts suggested he could miss up to six months. On that timetable, he would likely miss the beginning of the 2021-2022 regular season.

If Brown can return to the floor and start working out within three months, there is a chance he would be ready to go by the time next season begins, which is expected to be in late October. The Celtics are expected to undergo some level of roster transformation between now and then, and not having Brown to start the season would only complicate things further.

Before the injury, Brown was having a career year for the Celtics. The 24-year-old was averaging a career-high 24.7 points per game, while shooting 48.4 percent from the field in 58 games.

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