Marcus Smart’s self-described “minor setback” looks unlikely to keep him off the court for any meaningful games.
The second-year guard for the Boston Celtics is expected to be fully recovered in “about two weeks,” Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe tweeted Thursday, citing an unnamed source. That would peg Smart for a late-August return, well before training camp begins at the end of September.
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Smart had to leave an NBA summer league game in July after he dislocated two fingers on his right (shooting) hand diving for a loose ball. He required five stitches, but X-rays were negative. Following the injury, Smart tweeted it was “a minor setback to a major comeback.”
Up to that point, Smart had drawn rave reviews for his summer performance, so the Celtics surely must be happy to learn he won’t miss any meaningful time.
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