Celtics head coach Ime Udoka told reporters Saturday that Brown is likely to miss the rest of the preseason due to health and safety protocols. The All-Star swingman tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday, is asymptomatic and is quarantining.
#NEBHInjuryReport update: Coach Udoka says that Jaylen Brown (Health and Safety Protocols) will likely miss the rest of the preseason, but hopes that he will be back by the regular-season opener.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 9, 2021
Brown dropped a game-high 25 points in 26 minutes during the Celtics’ preseason opener vs. the Orlando Magic. He continues to work his way back left wrist surgery that ended his 2020-21 season prematurely.
Romeo Langford will replace Brown in the Celtics’ starting lineup for Saturday’s preseason matchup vs. the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Boston.
Source: Yahoo Sports