What Jaylen Brown's season-ending injury means for the Boston Celtics' playoff hopes

Can the Boston Celtics make any noise in the postseason without Jaylen Brown?

The Celtics announced Monday that Brown has been diagnosed with a torn scapholunate ligament in his left wrist and will undergo surgery, ending a breakthrough campaign for the fifth-year wing and first-time All-Star.

Brown's injury is the latest blow to a Boston team that has battled absences all season. Without Brown, the Celtics have lost back-to-back games at home to the Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat, dropping them two games behind the Heat and Atlanta Hawks in the race to avoid the play-in tournament in the Eastern Conference.

Is Brown's injury a death knell for Boston's season, or can the Celtics still rally to advance to the playoffs and threaten a higher-seeded opponent? Let's take a look at the impact.