The Celtics announced Monday that Brown has been diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist and will undergo surgery, ending a breakthrough campaign for the fifth-year wing and first-time All-Star.
Brown's injury is the latest blow to a Boston team that has battled absences all season. Without Brown, the Celtics have lost back-to-back games at home to the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, dropping them two games behind the Heat and Atlanta Hawks in the race to avoid the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference.
Is Brown's injury a death knell for Boston's season, or can the Celtics still rally to advance to the playoffs and threaten a higher-seeded opponent? Let's take a look at the impact.