SAN FRANCISCO – The laceration injury Celtics guard Marcus Smart suffered to his right hand will keep him out for two weeks, the team announced.
Smart was evaluated at New England Baptist Hospital in Boston by Drs. Tony Schena and Drew Terono, who determined Smart’s return should be in approximately two weeks.
The 6-foot-4 guard took to social media on Friday to try to explain in more detail how he was hurt.
I want to take this time to express my sincerest apologies to my teammates, coaches, and most of all the amazing Boston Celtics fans. I'm embarrassed and disappointed in my actions. I swiped at and hit a picture frame on the wall. I feel like I let all y'all down— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) January 26, 2018
I promise I will learn from this situation and come back better than ever. I love y'all and I truly appreciate all the support— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) January 26, 2018
Smart missed the Celtics' victory over the Clippers in Los Angeles on Wednesday night when it was announced before the game that he had cut his right (shooting) hand on glass at the team hotel. The previous night, Smart missed what would've been the game-winning shot in the final seconds of a 108-107 loss to the Lakers in Los Angeles.
He traveled back to Boston on Friday for tests on his hand.
Without Smart in the lineup, the Celtics will lean more on Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin off the bench. The Celtics play the Golden State Warriors on Saturday night in Oakland and the Nuggets on Monday night in Denver to conclude their West Coast trip.
His absence may create more playing opportunities for seldom-used Abdel Nader and Jarell Eddie who was signed to a 10-day contract last week.