After a weekend of rest following back-to-back losses, the Boston Celtics were back on the court practicing for Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks.
But one notable name still was not on the court.
Marcus Smart remained out with an eye infection, the team announced Monday afternoon, and did not practice with the C’s. And according to head coach Brad Stevens, the infection has spread.
“It’s in both eyes now so he’s struggling a little bit,” Stevens told reporters Monday, via NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg. “… I was told this particular type of infection could be seven-to-10 days. We’re at seven (days) now.”
Brad Stevens on Marcus Smart’s infection:
"It’s in both eyes now so he’s struggling a little bit … I was told this particular type of infection could be 7-10 days. We’re at seven [days] now.”
— Chris Forsberg (@ChrisForsberg_) December 16, 2019
Whether Smart will be ready in time for Wednesday’s game in Dallas still is unclear. Tip-off from American Airlines Center is slated for 9:30 p.m. ET.
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