02-09 News In today’s game where the Celtics beat the 76ers at home, Jaylen Brown
He was accidentally elbowed in the face by teammate Jayson Tatum during a rebound. Afterwards, reporter Shams Charania reported that Jaylen suffered a facial fracture and may miss the All-Star Game.
Then sports medicine analyst Jeff Stotts analyzed Jaylen Brown’s injury on his personal Twitter.
“Rehabilitation of facial fractures usually varies based on various factors, including bone recovery involved, possible bone displacement, size of the fracture, and surrounding soft tissue recovery, and possible eye damage. If the bone is damaged, the displacement
Severe, may require surgery,” wrote Jeff Stotts.
“That’s just what this injury might involve, but when you look at all the facial fracture injury cases, the average non-surgical absence is four games, which is around 11 days. If surgery is required, then the absence
will double in size and will also be used for concussion recovery,” wrote Jeff Stotts.