Boston Celtics security guard Marcus Smart has a Class 1 left calf strain, according to a team announcement on Sunday.
Smart will miss two to three weeks, but a source close to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski said the team is optimistic that his return time could be closer to a week or two.
Smart had an MRI done Sunday night after departing from Boston’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter.
At the start of the game, Smart averaged 13.2 points and six assists, both of which are career highlights.
In the game, Smart didn’t seem to land on someone else’s foot as he fell in front of Boston Bank and battled for a rebound by 10 minutes and 31 seconds in the fourth quarter.
Then Smart fell to the ground and grabbed the back of his leg in pain.
The Celtics called for time out and helped Smart off the field after lying on the ground for a while.
Smart couldn’t wait for the leg as he hobbled into the locker room, which was assisted by two Celtics staff.
The Celtics begin a five-game West Coast tour in San Francisco against the Golden State Warriors without Smart on Tuesday.
Boston has lost two games in a row.