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Celtics’ Practice Report: Marcus Smart talks narrowly avoiding season-ending surgery

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The Boston Celtics held practice in Waltham on Wednesday where Marcus Smart discussed his injured hand.

WALTHAM - The Boston Celtics held their first practice after the all-star break on Wednesday night, with Marcus Smart officially participating for the first time since injuring his hand on January 23rd.

Smart was the most anticipated soundbite post-practice, as this is the first time we’ve been able to hear from the longest tenured Celtic in about a month. He revealed that doctors pulled a shard of glass from the palm of his hand, narrowly missing tendons, which would’ve ended his season.

He also stated that he’s 100% pain-free at this point, in addition to discussing keeping his emotions in check, letting his teammates down, and much more.

Stevens time with the press was a little more lighthearted, discussing everything from his time at Spring Training with the Red Sox, to his baseball career ending on a pickoff. All of this and more can be heard below.

PRACTICE REPORT (2/21/18):