Update: Jaylen Brown has now been ruled out tomorrow against the Charlotte Hornets.
#NEBHInjuryReport for tomorrow vs. Charlotte:— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 30, 2019
Jaylen Brown (illness) - OUT
Vincent Poirier (right pinkie fracture) - OUT
Robert Williams (left hip bone edema) - OUT
Original story follows:
Jaylen Brown was just awarded the Eastern Conference Player of the Week award, but it might take him a little longer than usual to celebrate. He was unable to make it to practice today, and he instead was sent to the hospital to get checked out.
#NEBHInjuryReport Jaylen Brown was sick today and was unable to make it through practice. Coach says Brown just went to the hospital to get checked out.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 30, 2019
Between this and the Marcus Smart eye infection that kept the First Team All-Defense guard sidelined for 8 games, the Celtics have had tough luck with sickness so far this year. Brown is in the middle of his best regular season stretch ever, so the hope is that he’ll be able to travel and play in tomorrow’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
If Brown is unable to suit up, expect Marcus Smart to start. Romeo Langford has been impressing with his defense – enough to the point of carving out spot minutes when everyone’s healthy. Between Langford and Semi Ojeleye as well as a healthy Gordon Hayward, the Celtics hope to have enough wing depth to manage against a young Charlotte team in the event that Brown misses the game tomorrow.
Tomorrow’s contest against Charlotte will tip off at 3PM EST.