The Boston Celtics began the course with the goal of consolidate your candidacy for the ring and they are finishing it struggling to make the playoffs of the NBA. As if the irregularity of the team were not enough, a new setback seems to have given a definitive blow to aspirations from Massachusetts:
Jaylen Brown has been injured left wrist and the remainder of the season will be lost.
The 24-year-old bodyguard you have a tear in the scapholunate ligament in your left wrist, an injury that will keep him away from basketball indefinitely. The Celtics have not set a return date for Brown, who will miss the remainder of the season and potentially the play-in tournament and the playoffs.
In the middle of his best statistical course as a professional, with averages of 24.7 points, 6 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game, Brown orphans Jayson Tatum commanding a drifting team.
The Celtics are seventh in the standings and they have almost lost the battle to avoid passing through the tournament for access to the playoffs. At the moment they are seventh classified (35-33) ahead of the Charlotte Hornets (33-35). The Miami Heat, who make the cut, surpass them in two games (37-31).
Romeo Langford, another Celtics outside, suffered the same injury last summer. The player took five and a half months to return to competition after undergoing surgery, a recovery schedule that would allow Brown to be ready for the start of the 2021-2022 season.
Covid-19 casualties, injuries and poor collective play have led Boston to struggle to survive in the back playoff positions in the East after accumulating three appearances in the Conference Finals in the last four years.
It does not seem that this course can repeat such a trip in the postseason.