The Celtics already have their first injury scare of 2019-20, and the team hasn’t even started training camp.
Marcus Smart was held out of Team USA’s workouts on Wednesday due to calf tightness and will be re-evaluated when the team heads to Los Angeles next week. The last notable calf injury in the NBA belonged to Kevin Durant, which only happened a few months ago during the NBA Playoffs. That, of course, resulted in the worst possible outcome when Durant ruptured his Achilles in the NBA Finals.
Smart didn’t seem too concerned about the injury when speaking with NBC Sports Boston’s Chris Forsberg on Monday. Right now, he’s just trying to play it safe.
“Right now, for me, I’m trying to grow up as a player that’s taking things lightly and taking those precautions,” Smart said. “(If) you’re here last year, or two or three years ago, I’d probably still be out there trying to fight through it. But it’s nothing serious, so we just want to make sure it doesn’t turn into (anything) serious.”
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) August 7, 2019
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