Celtics' Marcus Smart sidelined 4-6 weeks with oblique injury

Official release

Apr 10, 2019 7:32 PM ET

Marcus Smart is averaging 8.9 points and 4.0 assists this season.

BOSTON -- The Boston Celtics announced Wednesday that an afternoon MRI revealed that Marcus Smart suffered a partial avulsion of his left oblique abdominal muscle off of his iliac crest. The injury occurred at 6:44 in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against Orlando, following contact with the Magic’s Nikola Vucevic.

Marcus Smart suffered an injury Sunday that forced him from a game.

Smart is currently expected to return to basketball activities in 4-6 weeks. Further updates will be provided as appropriate.


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