Jaylen Brown injures leg, status for Wednesday night uncertain


BOSTON – Brad Stevens was not happy with the performance of his wing players in the team’s 111-103 Christmas Day loss to the Washington Wizards.

It doesn’t look like that position will get any stronger anytime soon with what could potentially be another wing player going down.


Jaylen Brown suffered a leg injury in the second half of the Christmas Day loss and was limping noticeably afterward inside the locker room.

Boston plays at Charlotte on Wednesday but it’s unclear if Brown will play or for that matter even make the trip.

The 6-foot-7 wing has been one of the key performers in Boston’s success this season. His length and athleticism have allowed him to hold his own defensively against some of the NBA’s most lethal scorers, and his improved perimeter shooting – especially the corner 3-pointer – has made him a viable scoring option for Boston as well.

But his status is very much in the air for Wednesday night.

Following Monday’s loss, Stevens was asked about Brown’s health.

“I don’t have an update,” Stevens said.

Brown was seen leaving TD Garden walking with a crutch under his left arm, Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald reported. 

Celtics officials said they would likely have an update prior to the team’s departure for Charlotte.

If Brown is unable to go, the Celtics will likely insert Marcus Smart in the starting lineup to join Kyrie Irving, Jayson Tatum, Al Horford and Aron Baynes.  

He has missed three games this season; one to attend the funeral of his best friend (Nov. 25, at Indiana), one because he couldn't open his eye after sleeping with his contacts in (Dec. 6 vs Dallas) and another due to a sore Achilles (Dec. 21 at New York).

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