The Boston Celtics have been bit by the injury bug of late, but one player seems to finally be on the mend.
Marcus Smart, who’s been sidelined with an eye infection that spread to both eyes, may soon be able to rejoin his team on the court.
Speaking before Sunday’s tilt between the C’s and Charlotte Hornets, Brad Stevens provided the most positive update on Smart yet. The head coach noted the feisty guard is “feeling better” and was able to get a work out in at Boston’s practice facility — something he hasn’t done in a “long time.”
Stevens also noted Smart “should be back in the lineup soon.”
#NEBHInjuryReport Marcus Smart is feeling better and is able to work out at the facility for the first time in a long time. Coach Stevens says that Smart should be back in the lineup soon.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 22, 2019
Smart certainly will provide a boost to the C’s, especially with his intense defense .
And while we don’t just how “soon” really is, it’s encouraging to hear after there was no timetable for Smart’s return just a few days ago.
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