Marcus Smart
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Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was forced to exit the game against the New York Knicks on Sunday (01/12), due to an abdominal injury.

Smart was ruled out in the third quarter after taking what the Celtics named “a direct blow to the abdomen” in trying to take a charge from the Knicks’ Kevin Knox.

“No, just in my oblique. Right in the same spot that I tore last season. It wasn’t as bad as the tear, but it’s still sore and pretty tender.

We’re just going to take it slow and day by day re-evaluate it (Monday), and see what we have to do.” the versatile guard said, per the Boston Herald.

Smart may miss Boston’s upcoming games in order to fully recover from his injury.