Smart suffered a left quad contusion and did not practice Thursday but is expected to play in Friday's game against the Pistons. Smart was cleared to go through practice after missing nearly a month with a hand injury, but after suffering a quad bruise during that sessions, he was back on the injury report. It doesn't look like it was anything serious, however, and Smart should be a full go for Friday's contest.
Smart (hand) will practice with the Celtics on Wednesday and has been cleared to make his return to game action Friday against the Pistons, A. Sherrod Blakely of NBC Sports Boston reports. Smart has hasn't played in nearly a calendar month after suffering what was apparently a pretty severe laceration to his hand in late-January, but he'll rejoin the team Wednesday and should be available in his usual role off the bench Friday night. Smart had been averaging just under 28 minutes per game prior to the injury, and his return will likely cut into the respective workloads of Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye.
Smart (hand) has progressed to shooting with tape on his hand during practices, Scott Souza of The Providence Journal reports. Smart remains out through the All-Star break, though this is certainly an encouraging sign for his recovery. While he remains sidelined, Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye should continue seeing an uptick in workload, with Rozier being the main beneficiary.
Smart (hand) has been ruled out of Sunday's game against the Cavaliers and Wednesday's game against the Clippers, Jay King of MassLive.com reports. Smart has been sidelined for the past two weeks with his hand laceration. Though he wasn't expected to play this week the team was holding out hope that he'd make a return before the All-Star Break. Coach Brad Stevens said the hope was for Smart to return after the break, but wouldn't go so far as to guarantee when Smart would return. Look for Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye to continue to see an increase in minutes while Smart is sidelined.
Smart (hand) will be re-evaluated Friday night but is expected to remain out until after the All-Star Break. Smart is still recovering from a laceration in his right hand, which he suffered almost two weeks ago. With only three games left until the All-Star break, the consensus remains that Smart will be sidelined until after the festivities, which leaves Terry Rozier and Semi Ojeleye to remain as the main backcourt contributors off the bench for the next week.
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