Marcus Smart is inching closer to returning to the court.
The Boston Celtics guard has been upgraded to “questionable” ahead of Friday’s contest against the Cleveland Cavaliers at TD Garden, the team announced Thursday. Smart missed the last seven games while dealing with a severe eye infection, which he recently compared to “hell.”
#NEBHInjuryReport for tomorrow vs Cleveland:
Vincent Poirier (right pinkie fracture) – OUT
Marcus Smart (left eye infection) – QUESTIONABLE
Robert Williams (left hip bone edema) – OUT
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) December 26, 2019
Vincent Poirier (right pinkie fracture) and Robert Williams (left hip bone edema) remain out.
Despite going Smart-less since Dec. 9, the Celtics have won five of their last seven games. Whether he’ll be good to go for Friday remains to be seen, but the 25-year-old’s return appears imminent.
Friday’s tip-off from TD Garden is slated for 4 p.m. ET.