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Injury Updates: Marcus Smart, Marcus Thornton out, Avery Bradley back in

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Several Celtics are dinged up or hurting somehow, so here's an update on them.

First of all, as you probably already know, Marcus Smart is out with another left leg injury.

Boston Celtics notes: Marcus Smart (Achilles) out against Philadelphia 76ers; Avery Bradley (illness) returns to practice | masslive.com

Smart’s injury is the second he has suffered in his left foot region. He had just started looking spry after missing 10 games with a sprained left ankle. "Is there any connection (between the two injuries)? Not that I know of," Stevens said. "But it wouldn’t surprise me if there’s a small relation."

Secondly, the other Marcus is hurt now too.

But there is some good news on the guard front.  Avery Bradley will be back for the next game.

And of course, there's still no timetable on Vitor Faverani.

Marcus Smart (Achilles) out vs. Philly - ESPN Boston

Stevens said there was little update on second-year center Vitor Faverani. The team had hoped to have him back on the floor by mid-December with the goal of ramping up his basketball activities for a return to game action in the new calendar year. But that timeline might be moving back again. "He is getting a little bit better, which is good, and is increasing his workload, but not on the court yet," Stevens said.

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