Jaylen Brown ‘OK’ after suffering knee injury in Celtics win over Rockets

Brown left Friday's game in the fourth quarter due to the injury.

Jaylen Brown left Friday's game against the Rockets early due to a left knee injury. John Tlumacki/Globe Staff

The fourth quarter of Friday’s win over the Rockets was mostly enjoyable for the Celtics. The one thing that wasn’t was the injury star swingman Jaylen Brown suffered nearly halfway through the quarter.

Brown suffered a left knee contusion when he attempted to get a loose ball on offense. He limped off the court, went directly to the locker room, and was immediately ruled out for the remainder of the game.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens provided good news though after the game.

“Jaylen, I was told that he wasn’t going to come back, but he was OK,” Stevens told reporters.


Brown has dealt with tendonitis in his left knee this season, causing him to miss three games throughout the year. Brown missed his fourth game of the season earlier this week, sitting out Monday against the Pelicans due to a left hip contusion.

Brown put up a strong performance in Friday’s win. He scored 22 points and grabbed 11 rebounds. Brown arguably made the play of the night when he dunked on Rockets forward Kenyon Martin Jr. in the third quarter to put the Celtics up 75-57.

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