On a night when the world of the NBA was turned upside down by the Phoenix Suns Acquire Kevin Durant from the Brooklyn Nets, the Boston Celtics received bad news.

star guard Jaylen Brown suffered He suffered a facial fracture on Wednesday against the Philadelphia 76ers and will miss some time, according to a report in The Athletic.

Jaylen Brown, #7 of the Boston Celtics, attempts a layup against the Philadelphia 76ers during the second quarter at the TD Garden on February 8, 2023 in Boston. (Brian Fluharty/Getty Images)

Brown is expected to be further examined Thursday and could be out for the The rest of the stars of the NBA.

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Brown’s injury occurred late in the first half when Brown was unintentionally elbowed in the face by teammate Jayson Tatum.

Brown immediately walked to the locker room after absorbing the blow and did not return to the game.

The Celtics, already without the services of three starters in Al Horford, Marcus Smart and Rob Williams, beat the 76ers wednesday night106-99.

After the game, Brown’s teammates were expecting good news about the two-time All-Star’s injury.

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Jayson Tatum, #0 of the Boston Celtics, collides with Jaylen Brown, #7, as James Harden, #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers, looks on during the first half of an NBA game at TD Garden on February 8, 2023 in Boston.

Jayson Tatum, #0 of the Boston Celtics, collides with Jaylen Brown, #7, as James Harden, #1 of the Philadelphia 76ers, looks on during the first half of an NBA game at TD Garden on February 8, 2023 in Boston. (Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images)

«I was quiet» Celtics Guard Malcolm Brogdon he said, according to ESPN. «He was in a lot of pain. I just told him to feel better.»

«I don’t think there was anything we could do for him. But he was in a lot of pain when we left.»

«We will pray for him.»

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Tatum, who finished the game with just 12 points on 5-15 shooting, called the collision a «freak accident.»

Jaylen Brown, number 7 of the Boston Celtics, looks on before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 8, 2023 at TD Garden in Boston.

Jaylen Brown, number 7 of the Boston Celtics, looks on before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 8, 2023 at TD Garden in Boston. (Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

«I hope he’s okay,» Tatum said after the game. «We both went for the rebound, we crashed… just a freak accident. I feel terrible. So I just hope he’s okay.»

The win brought the Celtics to 39-16 on the season with a 1.5 game lead over the Milwaukee Bucks for the top seed in the Eastern Conference.