Celtics’ Jaylen Brown out for the rest of the season

BOSTON, MA – APRIL 28: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics high-fives teammates during the game against the Charlotte Hornets on April 28, 2021 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau / NBAE / Getty Images / Getty Images via AFP)

Boston Celtics forward Jaylen Brown will miss the remainder of the season after suffering torn wrist ligaments, the team confirmed on Monday.

The Celtics star had already been sidelined by an ankle injury suffered during a collision with teammate Jayson Tatum in a loss to Portland on May 2.

Now the Celtics confirmed that Brown would require surgery to repair ligaments in his left wrist. It was not clear when Brown sustained the injury.

“This past weekend Celtics forward Jaylen Brown was diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist,” the Celtics said.

“Brown is expected to have the torn ligament surgically repaired later this week, and will be out for the remainder of the 2020-21 season.”

The Celtics’ hopes of reaching the postseason are in the balance, with the team currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference with a 35-33 record, meaning they are likely to miss out on an automatic spot in the playoffs.

Brown has averaged a career-high 24.7 points per game with six rebounds and 3.4 assists from 58 games this season.

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