March 9, 2018, 9:00 pm

Celtics say injured Brown will be out indefinitely

Boston Celtics defender Jaylen Brown has entered the NBA's injury protocol and will be out indefinitely, the team said Friday.

Celtics say injured Brown will be out indefinitely

BOSTON -- Boston Celtics defender Jaylen Brown, who at large earnest hurt when he hit the back of his head and neck late in the 3rd flooring of Thursday's game in Minnesota, has entered the NBA's injury protocol.

Brown will be out indefinitely, the Celtics said Friday.

Brown crashed hard to the flooring aft slithering off the rim on a two-handed dunk. He walked off the tribunal on his own and future left the sphere to experience a CT scan. He rejoined the Celtics for their trip to the airport and heavily traveled with the team back to Boston.

"I likely had one of the amended looks [at the fall]," Celtics big man Al Horford said aft Boston's triumph Thursday. "I was correct there. It was just tough to see. I was just blessed that he was able to get up and walk on his own power. That's likely one of the bottom falls I've seen."

There was a beardown awareness of alleviation inside the Celtics cabinet room aft the game. Players on both teams stood softly on the flooring piece Brown was ab initio curbed out.

"It was a nasty, chilling fall," teammate Gordon Hayward said Friday from the team's facility. "I haven't had a chance to speak with him yet -- he didn't come into the facility this morning -- but very blessed that nothing happened so far. It seems like he thinks he's OK; he was able to walk off. You have chilling moments like that when you're in the air."

The Timberwolves' sphere went hushed in the aft math -- very much like Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena when Gordon broke his ankle on opening night.

"You're hoping that he's OK. It happened so suddenly, too, like he didn't expect it," Hayward said of Brown's fall. "Then it just happens and you're hoping that he's OK. When he's able to finally walk off, you're at least a little bit relieved."

The Celtics' next game is Sunday at home against Indiana.

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