Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss more time than expected as he continues to recover from a Grade 1 left calf strain he suffered on Jan. 30, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The club had initially anticipated that Smart would only miss two to three weeks of action when he was first diagnosed.
Wojnarowski indicates that Smart’s recovery is now expected to last through the upcoming All-Star break, which concludes on March 10. Smart is currently averaging 13.1 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the floor, 6.1 APG, 2.8 RPG and 1.8 SPG. The Celtics are 10-8 with Smart in the lineup and 5-6 without him this season.
Head coach Brad Stevens noted on Sunday that Smart traveled with the Celtics for their game against the Pelicans and even engaged in “light on-court activities” with the club.