The Boston Celtics announced Friday that Marcus Smart will miss two weeks of action after suffering lacerations to his right hand.
Update: Marcus Smart is expected to be out for two weeks with a right hand laceration. He has returned to Boston.— Amanda_Pflugrad (@Amanda_Pflugrad) January 26, 2018
Brad Stevens said that Smart suffered a right hand injury the afternoon before the Celtics’ game against the Clippers Wednesday. He then flew home with his hand in a sling, without a clear explanation of what happened.
Smart then went on twitter to explain what occurred and issued an apology, saying that he struck a picture frame in the team’s hotel.
I want to take this time to express my sincerest apologies to my teammates, coaches, and most of all the amazing Boston Celtics fans. I'm embarrassed and disappointed in my actions. I swiped at and hit a picture frame on the wall. I feel like I let all y'all down— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) January 26, 2018
The Celtics have a total of eight games in the next two weeks, and will look to playerrs like Terry Rozier and Shane Larkin to step up in Smart’s absence.