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What Jaylen Brown's season-ending injury means for the Boston Celtics' playoff hopes

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How will Jaylen Brown's season-ending wrist injury affect Celtics' playoff run? (0:43)

Kendrick Perkins predicts a first-round exit for the Celtics without Jaylen Brown. (0:43)

Can the Boston Celtics make any noise in the postseason without Jaylen Brown?

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.