Injury Report: Brown, Celtics, Beal, Wizards, Sixers, Hornets, Zion

Jaylen Brown - photo via USA Today Sports Images

Celtics Getting Their All-Star Back

Celtics head coach Ime Udoka says Jaylen Brown will start for their season opener against the Knicks tonight after testing positive for COVID-19 over a week ago, according to Tim Bontemps of ESPN.

However, Brown said he’s questionable for tonight, as he feels there’s a concern for injury after being in quarantine, per Jay King of The Athletic.

Brown said he had some mild symptoms of COVID-19, but he had some difficulty breathing, which was most concerning to him, per King.

While he was in quarantine, Brown did a lot of meditating, focusing on his breathing.

“I wanted to make sure that my breathing wasn’t altered because if my breathing is altered, my life is altered,” Brown said.

Sixers Injuries

The Sixers will be without Shake Milton (sprained right ankle), Grant Riller (left knee injury recovery) and Ben Simmons (suspension), per Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Update on Bradley Beal

Bradley Beal is expected to play in the Wizards’ regular-season opener against the Raptors after suffering a bad bruise on his right knee which led to significant swelling. Beal underwent x-rays on his knee, and the results came back negative.

Hornets Getting Healthier

Terry Rozier and Miles Bridges of the Hornets are both listed as probable for today’s game against the Pacers.

Rozier was dealing with a left ankle sprain suffered in a preseason game.

Bridges was dealing with right knee discomfort.

Zion Out For Foreseeable Future

Zion Williamson is currently out with a right foot injury, as his return to the floor remains uncertain.

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