Oshae Brissett, who signed a two-year contract with the Boston Celtics last month, has reportedly suffered a knee injury.
The Toronto Star’s Doug Smith reported Sunday that Brissett will not compete in the FIBA World Cup for Canada, as he works his way back from the ailment.
“Jamal Murray won’t travel to Germany for 3 pre-World Cup games with Canada but hope is he’s ready for games in Spain and the tournament,” Smith wrote. “Veteran Cory Joseph has withdrawn as well as has Kassius Robertson and Oshae Brissett has a knee issue.”
No further details regarding the Celtics forward’s injury were released. But, this will be the second-straight World Cup that he’ll have missed due to a knee problem. Prior to this flare up, he hadn’t had any issues since undergoing a minor surgery back in 2020.
Oshae Brissett shares excitement about suiting up for Boston Celtics
Brissett’s move to join the Boston Celtics gives the team some much-needed depth at the wing spot. The Syracuse alumni spent his last three seasons playing for the Indiana Pacers, where he carved out a smaller role in the rotation.
Last season, he made 65 appearances for Indiana, playing about 16.7 minutes each time. He averaged 6.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game, while shooting 38.6% from the field and 31.0% from beyond the arc.
The 25-year-old spoke about his new home for the first time at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas last month.
“Energy, excitement,” Brissett cited when asked about what he adds to the Celtics, per NBC Sports Boston. “Obviously, playing in the Garden is different, but they have that with the players. I feel like I can bring that in a different way. Coming in off the bench, starting, whatever the team needs me to do, [I will] bring that energy and that heart to the team.”
Brissett will wear No. 12 for Boston, last dawned by “Batman” himself, Grant Williams — who joined the Dallas Mavericks this summer via sign-and-trade.