Of all the ailments that Marcus Smart has endured so far this season, it’s the eye infection he is currently fighting that has kept him off the floor the longest.
After missing the last three games, Smart did not practice Monday with the Boston Celtics due to the eye infection and his status for Wednesday night’s road game versus the Dallas Mavericks is in doubt.
Celtics coach Brad Stevens told reporters that the infection has now spread to both of Smart’s eyes and that the veteran guard has seen multiple specialists. According to Stevens, Smart is also nearing the end of the expected recovery period.
“It’s in both eyes now so he’s struggling a little bit …,” Stevens said. “I was told this particular type of infection could be seven to 10 days. We’re at seven [days] now.”
Stevens added that there is some sense of worry that Smart, who played in the team’s first 19 games, hasn’t returned yet.
“I just hope he gets better,” Stevens said. “It’s been a miserable week for him.”
The C’s certainly miss their defensive anchor and Smart is also averaging 11.8 points, 4.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season.