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Marcus Smart to miss 2 to 4 weeks with lower leg injury

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The first real injury bug bites the team.

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

The Celtics gave us an update on Marcus Smart's injury today.

Smart out 'a few weeks' with 'bad bone bruise' Source: Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart out 'a few weeks' with 'bad bone bruise' Comcast SportsNet - CSNNE.com

"Luckily it's a few weeks versus a few months," the source told CSNNE.com. According to the source, Smart has a “bad bone bruise” that, fortunately for him won’t require surgery in addition to the ligaments around the knee remaining intact.

It is unfortunate that this will take him out for more than the original two games reported but it is fortunate that it doesn't require surgery.

While Smart is one of the better players and a big driving force behind the number one ranked defense, this Celtics team does have a lot of depth, so they seem well equipped to handle short-term injuries.  If nothing else, it will give some guys like Terry Rozier and R.J. Hunter more of a chance to contribute in the rotation.

Get well soon Marcus.