With just over 1:30 to play in the third quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Celtics forward Jaylen Brown went down hard after converting a fast break dunk. He had his defender beat, but was moving too fast and momentum caused the 21-year-old to land on his neck at an awkward angle.
Jaylen Brown still on the floor after this and they are bringing out the stretcher. Hoping this isn’t serious 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/4loMX00oLP
— Abdul Memon (@abdulamemon) March 9, 2018
Brown later sat up, and eventually was able to walk into the locker room under his own power, while adding in a wave to the away crowd. This was obviously fantastic news for Celtics fans, who later learned that Brown would be going into concussion protocol.
#NEBHInjuryReport: Jaylen Brown is out for the remainder of tonight's game and is being evaluated for concussion-like symptoms.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 9, 2018
The UC Berkeley product garnered thoughts and prayers from important figures around the entire NBA, including former teammate, Jae Crowder.
GET UP @FCHWPO .!! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾
— JAE CROWDER (@CJC9BOSS) March 9, 2018
Prayers sent to you right now and up Jalen Brown!!!! Glad to see you walk off on your own 🙏🏾
— LeBron James (@KingJames) March 9, 2018
Please let Jaylen Brown be all right.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) March 9, 2018
Prime Time Sports Talk will have further updates on Browns’ status with the coming test results.