Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown is questionable for tonight’s matchup against the Milwaukee Bucks with a sore right foot. At shootaround this morning, Brown gave an update on his injury:
#NEBHInjuryReport: Jaylen Brown says his foot is feeling “a lot better,” but a decision on whether or not he’ll play tonight won’t be made until pregame.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) November 1, 2018
Brown appeared to have injured his foot in closing quarter against the Detroit Pistons in the Celtics’ 108-105 victory on Tuesday. In reality, he merely aggravated it, stating that pain in his right foot “began to surface about a week ago.”
Although this is the 2018-19 season, the Hospital Celtics of yesteryear seem to be attempting a comeback. After Aron Baynes missed time with a hamstring injury, Daniel Theis is currently out indefinitely with a right plantar fascia tear. Brown’s potential absence with a plantar fascia injury of his own tonight would add to the list.
After a slow start to the season, Brown had two solid outings in the Boston’s home-and-home series against Detroit. In Saturday’s blowout victory, Brown posted a season-high 19 points while being a game-high +24 when on the floor. He followed that up with 14 points to go with 5 rebounds and 3 assists on Tuesday.
Brad Stevens said Jaylen will see an “orthotics person” to see if there’s something they can do to help Jaylen tonight but sounds unlikely that he’ll play.— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) November 1, 2018
The 5-2 Celtics take on the 7-0 Milwaukee Bucks tonight at the TD Garden at 8 PM on TNT. We’ll know more about Brown’s condition for the game as we get closer to tip-off.