The Boston Celtics’ latest injury report reveals that Marcus Smart and Aaron Nesmith will not play in Wednesday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets.
As detailed on Tuesday, Nesmith sprained his right ankle in Monday’s win over the New Orleans Pelicans. It’s an unfortunate setback considering the way he played in that game, gaining 19 minutes, scoring five points, grabbing six rebounds and posting a +16 plus-minus rating.
As for Smart, he hasn’t played since sustaining a right thigh bruise in a win over the Indiana Pacers last Monday. Three days later, the announcement of entering health and safety protocols was announced. He was out of it on Tuesday, but as noted on the injury report, he needs time to rebuild his stamina and prepare for a return to action.
Boston, however, gets the other member of its starting unit who missed Monday’s game against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Robert Williams returns to the lineup after missing Monday’s game due to the birth of his child.
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