Injury report: Jaylen Brown pushing through ankle injuries to play vs. Rockets – Celtics Wire

Posted: February 10, 2020 at 9:52 pm


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In an embodiment of a team-first attitude and embrace of the sacrifice that comes with it, Boston Celtics wing Jaylen Brown has decided to play against the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night, despite twisting his ankle on Sunday night as Boston faced off against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

With the Celtics just 1.5 games behind the Toronto Raptors for second-place in the Eastern Conference standings, it would appear that Browns focus is on the postseason and the seeding. If the playoffs were to begin today, Boston would be playing against the Indiana Pacers. If they move up to the second seed, they would be facing the Brooklyn Nets.

Neither team provides an easy avenue to the second round of the playoffs but the Pacers are a notoriously tough team to face in the postseason. Plus, with Kyrie Irving now in Brooklyn, it would give the Celtics an extra reason to take it to the Nets.

We need two big wins, says Brown following Mondays practice. Ill just push through it. Ill be alright.

Brown discusses his injuries further, saying that you cant really get the rest as you probably need to let your body recover. Its probably why I keep re-aggravating the same injury. But you know, I think its all mental.

So just lock it out and come out and do what you got to do.

Although Brown didnt practice on Monday afternoon, getting the respite from his ankles that he sorely needs, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens says that he expects the fourth-year vet to play on Tuesday.

As Brown missed Fridays game against his hometown Atlanta Hawks with an ankle injury, both of his ankles are injured.For his long-term and short-term health, its hardly advisable for Brown to play.

Nonetheless, with the All-Star Break merely days away, the Celtics swingman will be able to rest his joints soon enough.

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