On a night when the world of the NBA was turned upside down by the Phoenix Suns Acquire Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, the Boston Celtics received bad news.
star guard Jaylen Brown suffered He suffered a facial fracture on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers and will miss some time, according to a report in The Athletic.
Brown is expected to be further examined Thursday and could be out for the The rest of the stars of the NBA.
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Brown’s injury occurred late in the first half when Brown was unintentionally elbowed in the face by teammate Jayson Tatum.
Brown immediately walked to the locker room after absorbing the blow and did not return to the game.
The Celtics, already without the services of three starters in Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Rob Williams, beat the 76ers wednesday night106-99.
After the game, Brown’s teammates were expecting good news about the two-time All-Star’s injury.
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«I was quiet» Celtics Guard Malcolm Brogdon he said, according to ESPN. «He was in a lot of pain. I just told him to feel better.»
«I don’t think there was anything we could do for him. But he was in a lot of pain when we left.»
«We will pray for him.»
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Tatum, who finished the game with just 12 points on 5-15 shooting, called the collision a «freak accident.»
«I hope he’s okay,» Tatum said after the game. «We both went for the rebound, we crashed… just a freak accident. I feel terrible. So I just hope he’s okay.»
The win brought the Celtics to 39-16 on the season with a 1.5 game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.