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UPDATE: Jayson Tatum ruled out after leaving Game 2 after poke in eye by Kevin Durant


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Already dealing with a groin pull from Game 1, Tatum is now dealing with an eye injury.

Already dealing with a groin pull possibly suffered by a Kevin Durant flagrant foul in Game 1, Jayson Tatum left Game 2 in Brooklyn after KD poked him in the eye. Here’s the play:

Jayson Tatum goes down on this play and then headed back to the locker room for further evaluation

— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) May 26, 2021

After Tatum stole away the rebound, Durant swiped up at Tatum’s face. Tatum immediately crumpled to the floor as Brad Stevens called a timeout. Tatum went straight to the locker room, but has returned to the floor late in the third quarter.

Earlier in the game, TNT’s Jared Greenberg reported that Tatum had suffered a groin injury in Game 1 but was “feeling much better today.”

In twenty-one minutes so far, Tatum has shot just 3-for-12 from the field with three turnovers for nine points. He’s been ruled out for the rest of the game.

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