Considering how nasty this fall was, the Celtics and Jaylen Brown are fortunate there are no neck or back injuries to recover from as well.
After that fall vs. Minnesota, Jaylen Brown has been put in the league’s concussion protocol and is out indefinitely, the Celtics announced. He will not play vs. Indiana Saturday.
Brown will be missed — the Celtics are 7.1 points per 100 possessions better when Brown is on the court. That boost is on both ends, both the defense is stingier and the offense is more efficient.
Expect Marcus Smart to get the start with Brown out.
The Celtics are trying to track down Toronto for the top seed in the East — the Celtics are 2.5 games back, three in the loss column — and need to rack up wins. And for the Raptors to lose (Toronto has won seven in a row, including beating the Rockets).