Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown told reporters on Thursday night that his right hand injury has been bothering him for over a month now. This came shortly after the Celtics 127-113 loss to the Houston Rockets.
Masslive’s Tom Westerholm reported that Brown’s hand was heavily wrapped in the locker room after Thursday’s loss, which led to questions during his postgame availability.
Jaylen Brown said his right hand injury has bothered him for a while: “It’s annoying man. I’ve been struggling with that for the last month and a half or so.”— Jay King (@ByJayKing) December 28, 2018
Despite the nagging injury, Brown was one of few non-starters who looked good for Boston in the loss. The 22-year-old finished with 18 points (7/12 FG) and 5 rebounds in 24 minutes.
For what it’s worth, after last Friday’s loss to the Milwaukee Bucks, Brown entered the locker room press scrum in apparent pain, as he winced and shook his right hand. Brown has not been on the team’s injury report due to his hand issues so far this season. After a hard fall on November 24th in Dallas, he dealt with a lower back bruise that kept him out for three games. Brown has noted some back spasms since then, but it seems his right hand is becoming the prevalent issue.
The Celtics return to action on Saturday night when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies at FedEx Forum. Tip-off is at 8:00 PM EST.