After he attempted to draw a charge on a third-quarter drive by Kevin Knox, Marcus Smart instantly clutched his left side once he hit the ground. He was then helped off the floor by two members of the Celtics.
Hard to tell what happened to Smart. It looks like Knox just lowered the shoulder. Looks like a run of the mill offensive foul, but Smart stayed down pic.twitter.com/4TC9C1LUPY
— John Karalis —- (@RedsArmy_John) December 1, 2019
Although it initially appeared to be a hip issue, Boston ruled Smart out due to a “direct blow to the abdomen.”
Caught Marcus Smart walking out of MSG. Said he got hit in the same, exact spot where he tore his left oblique last season. Was still in pain. Plans to get more info tomorrow. His eye was fine.
— Abby Chin (@tvabby) December 1, 2019
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