For now, it looks like the Boston Celtics will forego the services of Marcus Smart in Saturday’s street game against the Washington Wizards. Boston’s head coach Ime Udoka announced that Smart will be absent from the team when the team travels to Washington due to a non-COVID-related illness.
The Celtics were defeated 116-107 at the home of Washington earlier this week.
#NEBHInjury Report Marcus Smart is not doing well and he will not travel to DC with the team Aaron Nesmith also missed today’s training due to illness, but will likely travel according to coach Udoka. Both diseases are not related to COVID.
– Boston Celtics (@celtics) October 29, 2021
This disease is the latest in a series of health problems that Smart has been addressing lately. After an overtime game against the Charlotte Hornets, the time had come reported that he suffered from body aches and migraines.
Smart started the season slowly with an average of 7.4 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game. If he fails, the team will likely have to rely on Dennis Schroder to play more minutes while sophomore point guard Payton Pritchard moves up the rotation to play the backup minutes.