Jaylen Brown Out “A Week Or Two” With Adductor Strain

Celtics forward Jaylen Brown has suffered a right adductor strain, reports Tim Bontemps of ESPN. Brown has been ruled out for tonight’s game against the Nets in Brooklyn, and seems likely to miss additional time.

When asked about just how long Brown might be on the shelf, head coach Joe Mazzulla was optimistic.

“I anticipate [his absence] being pretty short,” Mazzulla offered. “Probably a week or two.”

Mazzulla added that Brown had wanted to suit up for the Nets matchup before being ultimately ruled out.

“I’m not sure what the timeline is,” Mazzulla said. “I know he tried to give it a go today, and wasn’t able to do it. We’ll know more the next couple days, see how he responds.”

The 6’6″ swingman seems poised to be named to his second All-Star team this season, as he and fellow forward Jayson Tatum have led Boston to an East-best 30-12 record. Across 40 healthy games, Brown is averaging 27.2 PPG, 7.1 RPG, 3.2 APG, and 1.1 SPG. He is also posting a shooting line of .498/.329/.795.

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