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Marcus Smart says he still suffers from 2018 picture-frame punch: ‘Sometimes I can’t really feel my hand’

Celtics guard Marcus Smart raises right hand

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - JANUARY 08: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics reacts during the second half of a game against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on January 08, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Malhotra/Getty Images)

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Celtics guard Marcus Smart said he keeps the glass from the picture frame he punched in 2018 as a reminder of how blessed he is to still be playing. Smart missed three weeks with a laceration on his right hand and said doctors told him he avoided a career-ending injury by just an eighth of an inch.

But Smart apparently doesn’t need that external reminder of the incident.

He still has an internal one.

Keith Smith of CelticsBlog:

So Smart reportedly got mad over pictures a woman posted online and now has an injury that sounds like it’ll affect him the rest of his career?

That is a wild NBA story.