Jaylen brown, Boston Celtics, is back after missing one game due to a sprained foot

BOSTON — The CelticsAnnouncement Jaylen BrownWould be available to begin Sunday's game against Brooklyn NetsBefore tipoff, he successfully tested his right ankle for injury.

Ime Udoka, Celtics coach, stated Sunday earlier that Brown's status would come down to a pregame work out and that Brown had suffered an ankle injury in Tuesday's win against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Atlanta HawksHe was forced to miss Thursday's victory over the Memphis GrizzliesBrown's swelling had dropped to the point where it was just a matter if he could bear the pain.

Udoka explained that Udoka was raised to questionable status and had some sessions during which he felt fine. “Obviously there will be some pain, but it's not unbearable. The swelling is now down. We are hopeful that he will have good news following his workout this morning.

Brown, 25 years old, is scoring 23.2 points per games and grabbing 6.2 rebounds in 50 games for the Celtics this season. Both will be available for the Nets, however. Kevin Durant Kyrie IrvingThey were together on the court for the fourth time this year and the 32nd time since signing with the Nets in 2019.

Udoka was asked if it would be difficult to change game plans multiple times during a playoff series if Irving is still not able to play at Barclays Center due to New York City's vaccination mandate. Udoka replied, “No. He is the problem.

“So, if you see him out, that's okay with me.”

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