Celtics’ Jayson Tatum & Jaylen Brown Collide, Both Hurt Ankles
The injury occurred when All-Stars Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum collided with one another. The collision occurred in the fourth quarter with 40 seconds remaining in the game. Portland inbounded the ball to Norman Powell, Brown came in and attempted to deflect the ball, but Tatum arrived to force a trap on the sideline. However, both players collided with one another. The two players’ legs were tangled with one another because of the awkward collision.
In a catastrophic final minute for the Celtics, Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown both left the game after colliding.
— theScore (@theScore) May 3, 2021
It appeared that both All-Stars rolled their ankles and stayed down for a brief time before leaving to the locker room. Brown appeared to have gotten the worst of it as he was leaning on his teammates for support. The extent of the injury is unknown, but Tatum was positive about it.
“We just collided and I guess he stepped on my foot and he fell on my leg,” Tatum said in the post-game conference. “But (I) should be all right, we’ll see after tomorrow. I was able to walk off the court by myself, so that’s a good sign. I hope (Jaylen’s) all right.”
Brown did not speak to the media, and the collision was on his already sprained right ankle. There has not been an update on whether Brown or Tatum will be out for the Celtics’ next game.
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