Things were sounding optimistic on the injury front at the Boston Celtics’ practice Wednesday afternoon, but they’ve suddenly taken a turn for the worst.
Marcus Smart suffered a torn oblique in Sunday’s loss to the Orlando Magic and could miss the first two rounds of the playoffs, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Earlier Wednesday, Brad Stevens said that Smart was “pretty sore” and did not practice. This came just hours after Danny Ainge said on 98.5 The Sports Hub’s “Toucher and Rich” that Smart was doing much better and considered “day-to-day”.
The injury came in the third quarter of Sunday’s game which had no playoff implications for the Celtics. By the time tip-off came around, the Indiana Pacers had already lost, clinching Boston’s home-court advantage for the first round.
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