Celtics’ Jaylen Brown Is ‘Ok’ After Scary Fall, Head Injury Vs. Timberwolves [VIDEO]
Jaylen Brown head injury news
Brown leaped for a dunk late in the third quarter and hung on to the rim for a second too long, which caused him to land on his neck and head. Though a stretcher was brought out for precaution, he ultimately walked off on his own.
Terrifying scene as Jaylen Brown falls after dunk pic.twitter.com/HRQeGC0zjQ
— Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) March 9, 2018
The 21-year-old did not return and was evaluated for concussion-like symptoms. The Celtics won 117-109, although they were still concerned over Brown’s status by the end of the night.
“I was right there,” Al Horford said, per Boston.com. “It was tough to see. I was just happy he was able to get up and walk off because that was one of the worst falls I’ve seen.”
“It was a huge relief just because we were worried about Jaylen’s health,” Horford continued. “Just seeing him get up, it put us all at ease to continue to play the game. If he hadn’t have gotten up, I don’t know how that would’ve been for our group.”
Nevertheless, Brown revealed on Twitter early Friday morning that he was doing ok.
“Appreciate everybody I’m ok…” he wrote. “Got a headache tho good team win!!”
Appreciate everybody I’m ok .. Got a headache tho 🤕 good team win !!
— Jaylen Brown (@FCHWPO) March 9, 2018
Brown amazed in his rookie season last year, but has struggled much more this season. The former California Golden Bears star was averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds per game entering Thursday’s game.
Kyrie Irving returned from a one-game absence to finish with 23 points, seven rebounds and eight assists on Thursday and help the Celtics clinch a playoff berth. Horford added 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists.
Boston (46-20) is second in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics next host Indiana on Sunday night.