The Boston Celtics announced that both Jaylen Brown (right ankle sprain) and Tristan Thompson (left pectoral strain) are out for tonight’s game against the Orlando Magic.
Brown’s absence comes on the heels of a scary collision with Jayson Tatum in the final minute of Sunday’s loss to the Trail Blazers, which sent both to the locker room. Tatum is good to go against the Magic, but Brown will be sitting this one out after avoiding a “significant injury.”
Thompson managed a clean bill of health since returning from a 13-game absence after entering the league’s health and safety protocols. There’s no word on how long this injury will keep Thompson sidelined.
The Celtics will face off against the Magic tonight and the Bulls in Chicago on Friday on a mini two-game road trip before returning home for a crucial two-game mini-series against the Miami Heat. Boston is currently half a game out of the top-6 in the East and currently seeded in the play-in tournament.