After getting clipped in the face by Orlando Magic wing Iggy Brazdeikas, the Oregon product excited the game, and did not return for the second half of action in the Celtics’ third game of their 2021-22 preseason schedule. After the contest ended in a narrow loss for Boston with mostly camp invitees on the floor, Celtics head coach Ime Udoka revealed the extend of Payton’s facial impact.
“He’s going to get it evaluated here, (then) fly back to Boston (with a) likely broken nose.”
While not terrible, it’s far from great. https://t.co/HT5ct87JQb
— The Celtics Wire (@TheCelticsWire) October 14, 2021