Jaylen Brown, the starting point guard from the Boston Celtics, is unfortunately set to miss the All-Star Game due to an injury. He is currently sidelined indefinitely with a facial fracture, but the deep bench of Boston has the potential to make up for Brown’s absence.
On Wednesday night, the Celtics were already missing three important players in the divisional game against the Philadelphia 76ers when Brown was hurt in the first half. Marcus Smart was out for the past seven games with an ankle sprain, Robert Williams III has a sprained ankle, and Al Horford had knee soreness.
Brown was unable to play in the second half after a collision with teammate Jayson Tatum. With less than two minutes to go in the half, Brown missed a 3-pointer from the corner and both he and Tatum went after the rebound. Tatum did not see Brown coming and the two collided, with Brown receiving an elbow to the face.
Malcolm Brogdon, a fellow teammate, shared his concern for Brown’s wellbeing. “He was quiet,” Brogdon said. “He was in a lot of pain. Just told him to feel better.” Brown was diagnosed with a facial contusion and did not return to the game