Unfortunately the Celtics head coach didn’t get what he wished for.
The C’s will be without Jaylen Brown for tonight’s tilt against the visiting Memphis Grizzlies as Brown will miss the matchup due to a right ankle sprain he suffered late in the game versus the Lakers.
Jaylen Brown is out. Celtics down a starter yet again.— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) January 22, 2020
For Brown, who is averaging 20.0 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists, it will be the seventh game this season he has missed due to various ailments as he sat out two games last week due to a sprained thumb.
The only other Celtic to make his way on the injury report was Robert Williams, who has been out since Dec. 9 with a left hip bone edema. Stevens reiterated that the second-year big man out of Texas A&M won’t return before the All-Star break, but Williams is making some progress in his recovery.
Williams started running yesterday and continued to do the same today. Williams is expected to do similar exercise tomorrow and ramp up his workouts before getting another scan and evaluation of his injured hip on Feb. 4. At that point, the Celtics will have a better idea of when Williams can return to game action.
Rob Williams has been getting some cardio in on the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill during his recovery from a hip edema, mixing it in with the stationary bike and regular running as well. Will get his next medical update on 2/4, but remains out until the All-Star break.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) January 22, 2020
Williams has played in just 19 games this season, averaging 3.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks.