Marcus Smart Diagnosed With Torn Oblique, To Miss 4-6 Weeks

How will Marcus Smart’s injury affect the Celtics in playoffs

However, the injury does not seem to be too big of a deal, and Tatum is expecting to play in Game 1 of the Celtics' first-round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers this weekend, according to Jay King of The Athletic.

Stevens revealed that Smart was walking around in the locker room after the game, but the team has now confirmed that he suffered a partial avulsion of his left oblique abdominal muscle of his iliac crest that will keep him out for at least four to six weeks.

His absence is a severe blow to Boston, given his ability to guard most positions on the floor.

Boston is set to face IN in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs.

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Unfortunately, he was clearly hobbled and that impacted how the Red Raiders were able to perform on defence at least a little bit. So too did Hunter in the second half against the Red Raiders, who sent waves of defenders at him but mostly to no avail.

Expect Stevens to go with either Jaylen Brown or Gordon Hayward - former members of the Celtics' starting lineup - to replace Smart. The current timeline would put Smart on track to return sometime during the latter stages of the second round (which begins April 29-30) or early in the Conference Finals, should the Celtics make it that far. He is shooting a career-best 42.2 percent from the field, including another career-best 36.4 percent from 3-point range, and Smart is expected to be named to one of the league's All-Defensive teams for his work alongside Irving in Boston's backcourt.

Smart suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's game against Orlando.

The Boston Globe reported that Smart was in too much pain to undergo an MRI exam on Tuesday, with a Wednesday test confirming the injury.

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