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Jaylen Brown's Abscess Sounds Really Gross and Landed Him in the Hospital 5 Different Times

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 06: Jaylen Brown #7 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the second half of Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals against the Milwaukee Bucks during the 2019 NBA Playoffs at TD Garden on May 06, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Bucks defeat the Celtics 113-101. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
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The Boston Celtics have been without young wing Jaylen Brown for over a week thanks to what the team referred to as an illness.

With Brown probable to return against the Charlotte Hornets on Thursday night, Brown revealed some disturbing details of his infection. Brown had an abscess on the inside of his leg, which led to a high fever. As a result, Brown had to go to the hospital on five separate occasions to get the abscess drained.

In case you were unaware of what an abscess is, we've got you covered. An abscess is a painful, swollen area that develops in the body tissue and is filled with an accumulation of pus.

We know. Gross, right?

Brown noted that he felt ill during shootaround prior to Boston's Oct. 30 game against the Milwaukee Bucks. He would then go to the hospital, which turned out to be far from the only visit he would need.

The guard actually felt better this past Monday, but ultimately had to visit the hospital one last time, resulting in Brown missing Tuesday's game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Luckily for Brown, he hasn't had to rush back, as the Celtics are currently on a five-game winning streak. Brown missed three of those games, but is set to return either Thursday night or Saturday against the San Antonio Spurs.

To conclude today's lesson in sports medicine, abscesses are not fun! They can very well result in hellish trips to the hospital. Be glad you and Jaylen Brown don't have this unfortunate thing in common.