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Injury Update: Jaylen Brown probable vs Raptors; Shane Larkin out

Brown has soreness in his left big toe; Larkin is ill

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The Boston Celtics released an updated injury report prior to tonight’s big matchup with the visiting Toronto Raptors:

Jaylen Brown is now probable to play despite some soreness in his left big toe. The surprise is Shane Larkin is out due to an illness. Gordon Hayward, Kyrie Irving, Marcus Smart and Daniel Theis all remain out.

Brown recently returned from a concussion and made the game-winning shot at the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night to close out a 4-0 road trip for the Celtics.

Larkin has been seeing the vast majority of the backup point guard minutes behind Terry Rozier, who is starting in place of the injured Irving.

With Brown seemingly good to play, along with Al Horford and Marcus Morris (both of whom missed the Utah game but are now off the injury report), Brad Stevens has most of his makeshift rotation available.

With Larkin unavailable, Stevens could turn to rookie Kadeem Allen as the backup point guard. If not Allen, recently signed Xavier Silas could make his Boston debut. Silas was signed on Wednesday for some minutes at the point. It is also fair to expect to see several unconventional lineups, as Stevens has often asked Al Horford to run the offense, while four wings play around him.

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