Boston Celtics’ Jaylen Brown has been diagnosed with a torn ligament in his left wrist and is out for the remainder of the season, the team announced.
The 24-year-old is expected to have the torn ligament surgically repaired later this week.
Further updates will be provided as appropriate.
This is a big blow to the Celtics and to their hopes of making a playoff run.
The Celtics currently sit in the No. 7 spot (the first play-in spot) in the Eastern Conference with a record of 35-33.
They are two games behind the Miami Heat and two games ahead of the Charlotte Hornets.
In 58 games, Brown, a first time All-Star this season, averaged 24.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 1.2 steals per game and shot 48.4 percent from the field and 39.7 percent from three-point.