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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown out of action with adductor strain

Jan 9, 2023; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Jaylen Brown (7) reacts after a basket by forward Grant Williams (12) against the Chicago Bulls in the second half at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics star guard Jaylen Brown will be out of action at least a week because of a right adductor strain, the team said Thursday before its game against the host Brooklyn Nets in New York.

Celtics coach Joe Mazzulla said that Brown’s injury recovery time could be “pretty short” and he would be out “probably a week or two.”

The 6-foot-6 Brown is averaging career highs with 27.2 points per game and 7.1 rebounds per game, as well as 49.8 percent on field-goal attempts.

Brown, 26, in his seventh season, had told reporters after a season-high 41-point effort in a home win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday that he had injured his groin.

Mazzulla said Brown attempted to warm up to play in Thursday’s game but was ruled out, as were teammates Danilo Gallinari (left knee ACL repair) and Al Horford (low back stiffness).

Brown has career averages of 17.4 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game, all for the Celtics.

–Field Level Media