Stevens revealed that Smart was walking around in the locker room after the game, but the team has now confirmed that he suffered a partial avulsion of his left oblique abdominal muscle of his iliac crest that will keep him out for at least four to six weeks.
The Athletic's Celtics reporter Jay King reported that Tatum was hopeful of being available for Game 1 against the Pacers after completing practice on Wednesday. He started in 60 games this season, averaging 8.9 points, 4 assists and 2.9 rebounds.
Boston is set to face IN in the first round of the National Basketball Association playoffs. Presuming Brown does, in fact, return to the starting lineup now, Boston will be hoping he can carry that momentum over into the postseason - though Brown has been dealing with back issues of his own over the past week or so.
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Smart re-signed with the Celtics last offseason on a four-year, $52 million deal.
Smart suffered the injury in the third quarter of Sunday's game against Orlando. Trying to crash down into the paint on defense, Smart collided with Magic big man Nikola Vucevic and immediately crumpled to the ground in pain. He's also one of the team's best on-ball defenders.
Boston eventually called a timeout, and Smart limped to the bench - only to convince the training staff that he was all right and could stay in the game.