PHILADELPHIA — Celtics guard Marcus Smart rolled his ankle after colliding with teammate Jaylen Brown in the Celtics’ game against the Bucks on Wednesday and sat out Friday night’s game against the 76ers on Friday.
Smart did not participate in the Celtics’ morning shootaround. Although he said there was a chance he could play, coach Brad Stevens later indicated that the guard was “most likely out.”
“It’s the third game of the season so we’re just trying to take every precaution and every step that we need necessary to make sure that when I do come back, if I do not play tonight, my health will be 100 percent,” Smart said.
The shorthanded Celtics are already without forward Gordon Hayward, who is likely out for the year after breaking his left ankle in the opener against the Cavs on Tuesday, as well as forward Marcus Morris, whose sore knee has kept him from playing so far this season.
“About another week,” Morris said. “Every day it’s getting better. Work hard and put more pressure on it. I’ve done a lot of conditioning, so my shape is better. Hopefully trying to get back next week.”