Celtics

Jaylen Brown (knee) doubtful for Wednesday’s game vs. Hornets

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The Celtics will almost certainly be severely shorthanded for their next game after the team updated the injury status of several players heading into the Wednesday's matchup with the Hornets in Charlotte.

Jaylen Brown is the most noteworthy update of the bunch. The shooting guard left the closing minutes of Monday's loss to the Wizards with a knee injury after taking a hit from Markieff Morris in the paint.

Brown was hobbling quite a bit around the locker room after the defeat and refused to speak with the media on the injury. He left the locker room with the aid of a crutch, so him not being ruled out entirely for Wednesday is probably good news for his long-term prognosis. With that said, I would be surprised to see him at all this week before Sunday's game against the Nets after receiving a doubtful label.

Semi Ojeleye (back) is also doubtful for Wednesday. He missed Monday's game as he continues to recover from a hard fall suffered during Saturday's win against the Bulls.

Marcus Morris (knee) will stay cautious with sore left knee, so he's already listed as out against the Hornets. The Celtics have a back-to-back on Wednesday and Thursday, so it's likely he'll be back in action on Thursday night against the Rockets after missing Wednesday's game.

BSJ Analysis: Without that trio of wings/stretch bigs at his disposal, Brad Stevens will have his work cut out for him on Wednesday night in Charlotte.