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Celtics’ Jaylen Brown has MRI, shows bruised right knee after summer league debut

Jaylen Brown, the number three overall pick from the 2016 NBA draft, underwent a MRI his right knee earlier this week after hyperextending it in his summer league debut. Luckily, the MRI showed only a bruised right knee bone without any significant damage. The Celtics‘ rookie forward played 28 minutes in his debut and attacked the basket aggressively throughout, reaching the charity stripe 17 times while only going 2-7 from the floor.

Brown’s MRI and their care with the situation have been precautionary moves from the Celtics organization, as Boston summer league head coach Micah Shrewsberry commented that there was no reason to risk Brown’s knee this early in the summer.

Before the debut, Brown practiced in one session for the Celtics. His aggressiveness can help any offense, especially a star-hungry squad in Boston.

Brown remained hungry after his debut, telling reporters after his injury, “I know it’s summer league, but I want to play, so I’m gonna try to get back as soon as possible if I’m healthy. I’m gonna be very cautious, but I want to play.”

Brown self-titled himself as a gametime decision for Boston’s other summer league game this week, but Shrewsberry is definitely leaning toward resting the prized rookie.

Brown left the California Golden Bears after his freshman year, where he took the Pac-12 team to a March Madness bid before being upset by the 13th-seeded Hawaii Rainbow Warriors.

Brown’s aggressiveness will definitely complement a Boston roster full of above average players, but he aspires to turn himself into a superstar talent for the historic franchise. With the weight of the pressure on Brown’s success, don’t expect the rookie standout to push his injury anytime soon during this young summer.

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