The Boston Celtics couldn’t escape their 116-100 win over the Orlando Magic Wednesday night without suffering another injury.
This time it was to Jaylen Brown, who scored 18 points, but rolled his ankle late in the victory and immediately limped his way into the locker room before the game ended. Celtics coach Brad Stevens provided a brief update on Brown after the game, and he didn’t believe the injury was serious.
Here it is... looks like he tweaked the ankle he recently sprained. Hopefully it's not too bad, but the original sprain did cost him time pic.twitter.com/cUsiz5rdUN— John Karalis (@RedsArmy_John) February 6, 2020
“We just watched (the play), it didn’t look bad,” Stevens said. “Just looked like he stepped wrong and just tweaked it. Didn’t look like (Daniel) Theis’ the other day or anything like that. He’s got his foot in a bucket of ice like most of those guys do after every game anyways. Hopefully we’ll get him back sooner rather than later. I don’t know what it’s going to be.”
Brown declined to speak with the media after the game and many reporters observed that Brown was walking with a noticeable limp out of the locker room.
Jaylen Brown declined to talk to the media after tonight’s game, and left the locker room without his right shoe on and with a decent limp. He rolled his ankle late in Boston’s victory over Orlando.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) February 6, 2020
Brown, who was just named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for the second time this season, missed two consecutive games two weeks ago due to a sprained right ankle. The Celtics have been cautious with players returning from injuries, even minor ones, this year and it’s safe to presume they’ll use the same approach with Brown after this most recent ailment.