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Marcus Smart out, Enes Kanter available vs. Hawks as Celtics injury carousel continues

The Celtics return a player from injury, but also have another sitting out due to injury,

Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics Photo by Kathryn Riley/Getty Images

Around and around it goes, when will all the Boston Celtics injuries stop, nobody knows.

The Celtics will not be at full strength again Monday night when they take on the lowly 13-37 Atlanta Hawks as Marcus Smart will not play as he nurses his right thigh contusion that he sustained in Saturday’s win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

There is some good news on the Celtics injury front though as Enes Kanter, who had missed the last five games due to a right hip contusion, will suit up versus the Hawks as the 6-foot-10 big man got cleared after he went through this morning’s shootaround.

Boston’s injury report doesn’t stop with Kanter and Smart as starting point guard Kemba Walker won’t be available as he is out for a second straight game due to left knee soreness.

Robert Williams continues to make progress from a left hip bone edema that has kept him sidelined since Dec. 9 as he had a good scan on his hip last Friday and will ramp up his recovery activities.

With Smart set to miss his ninth game this season, Tremont Waters and Carsen Edwards, who exploded for 41 points for the Maine Red Claws on Saturday in the G-League, will both be at the C’s disposal against the Hawks.

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