Let’s hope it is only a calf strain.
Boston’s Marcus Smart went to the floor in the fourth quarter, grabbing his left calf with what is a non-contact injury. He was helped back to the locker room without being able to put any weight on it. Here is a video of what happened.
A look at the Marcus Smart injury. Grabs at calf/achilles area. pic.twitter.com/9goexv30lj
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) January 31, 2021
The Celtics said he would not return to the game due to a strained calf, but the expected was soon reported that Smart will undergo an MRI on Sunday to determine the extent of the injury.
#NEBHInjuryReport Marcus Smart (Left Calf Strain) will not return tonight.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 31, 2021
Smart is one of the Celtics anchors, scoring 13.6 points a night with 6 assists, but of more importance he is one of the best on-ball defenders in the league. Smart’s play is a key part of how Boston defends the other top teams in the East.
Let’s hope it is just a calf strain and nothing more.