Jaylen Brown tested positive for the coronavirus. The Boston Celtics all-star is currently in quarantine and showing no symptoms, as the franchise announced on Friday.
The Celtics kept a low profile on further information. The 24-year-old will probably miss at least the remaining three preseason games due to the positive corona test. His status for the start of the season of the Celts on the night of October 21 against the Knicks is currently unclear. Brown had recently not given any information about his vaccination status.
For the Celtics and Brown themselves, this is a major setback. The All-Star was aiming for his comeback after a wrist injury and presented himself in good form at the start of the Celtics’ preseason against the Orlando Magic. In the 98: 97 win during the week, the Guard scored 25 points at 8/16 from the field.
Should Brown actually be absent longer, Dennis Schröder could move into the starting five. Most recently, there was speculation about a bank role for the German, who moved to Boston in the summer. Josh Richardson will also have to take over more minutes on the wing.
Last season Brown averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game with throw rates of 48.4 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from the triple line, for the first time in his career he made it in an all-star team. In the playoffs, however, he could not play due to his wrist injury.