After missing eight games due to hamstring pain, Jaylen Brown returned to court tonight against Houston. The opportunity to regain his feelings, even if he felt an embarrassment at the start of the match before everything returned to order, to align 19 points (at 6/13), 3 rebounds, 1 interception and 1 against in 23 minutes.
« He looked good », said his coach Ime Udoka after the meeting. “At the start of the match, he seemed to take a little time to warm up, to go back and forth. Even though he worked, rehabilitated and played with some coaches, it had nothing to do with a real game, so it took a bit of time. He warmed up and then made it through in the third quarter. He said he still doesn’t feel normal, but the fact that he’s come back and see what he’s done is a pretty good sign ”.
Jaylen Brown has indeed signed a 10-point streak in one minute with two throws, an acrobatic lay-up and two 3-point missiles that sank the Rockets, in the heart of a 24-3 Boston. Satisfaction was also there for the player, relieved to have been able to take this first step on the way home.
A good first to be confirmed
« I am taking the right precautions and taking the right measures to become myself on the pitch again, and I think I am going in the right direction », he expressed. “I really wanted to go. I don’t want to miss more games than necessary. I absolutely want to be in the field and go to war with my teammates. But at the same time, I want to make sure that I don’t put myself in danger. I trust the medical staff. They are the ones who really insisted that I come back on Monday. I thought I could come back a little earlier. But it was the right decision, especially with my background. In the future, I have to make sure that everything is in order, so as not to have other problems ”.
Indispensable to the Celtics in the long term, even if they have won five of the last eight games in his absence, Jaylen Brown will try to continue on this path, slowly but surely, while trying to be vigilant against this injury. he hopes to be definitely rid of it.
“It’s a bit of a lingering injury. I have had a hamstring injury several times ”, he recalled. “But I think in the next few days I will feel 100% again and we can chain the victories together. This group played extremely well during my absence. I’ve seen a lot of progress from a lot of guys which makes me excited about our potential. I just want to keep adding value, playing with these guys and keeping winning ”.
The opposition will in any case go up a notch this Wednesday with the reception of Brooklyn, certainly a good test for Jaylen Brown’s hamstrings.