Marcus Smart went to hospital for stitches on hand
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart cut his hand in glass at the team hotel on Wednesday and needed a trip to the hospital for stitches, according to his head coach.
Brad Stevens told the media that Smart would not be playing in the team’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday because of the hand injury. Stevens said he wasn’t sure how the injury occurred, but it did not sound like a long-term injury.
The #Celtics are still trying to figure of what happened to Marcus Smart's hand earlier today (lacerated hand). Coach Stevens says he is OUT tonight vs #ItTakesEverything – Horford is also out as well. pic.twitter.com/fTmRJg81U8
— Celtics on NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSCeltics) January 25, 2018
In addition to Smart, Al Horford is not playing on Wednesday as a precaution after he was hit in the head during the team’s loss to the Lakers on Tuesday.
Smart, 23, is averaging 10.1 points, 4.7 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 30.3 minutes per game this season.