Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart According to a team announcement on Sunday, his left calf tension is level 1.
Smart will be out for two to three weeks, but sources close to ESPN’s Adrian Wonarovsky said that the team is optimistic that his return time will be close to one to two weeks.
Smart had an MRI on Sunday night after leaving in the fourth quarter of Boston’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
Entering the game, Smart averaged 13.2 points and 6 assists per game, both career highs.
In the game, when he scrambled for rebounds with 10 minutes and 31 seconds left in the fourth quarter, when he fell on the Boston bench, he didn’t seem to land on anyone else’s feet.
Later, Smart grabbed the back of his leg in pain and fell to the ground.
The Celtics called a timeout after resting for a while and helped Smart leave the court.
When he walked to the locker room with the help of two Celtic staff, Smart waited helplessly.
The Celtics started on Tuesday in San Francisco against the Golden State Warriors without Smart for five West Coast trips.
Boston lost two games in a row.