Marcus Smart suffers calf injury, out indefinitely for Team USA

by Daniel Martinez-Recinos | Celtics Correspondent | Wed, Aug 7th 5:15pm EDT

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has suffered an apparent calf injury today while practicing with Team USA. This comes as unfortunate news for the five-year guard who already missed yesterday's practice due to a minor ankle injury. (Marc Stein on Twitter)

Fantasy Impact:

Smart is coming off perhaps his best season so far after posting career highs in games played (80), games started (60), field goal percentage (42.2), three-point percentage (36.4) and steals (1.8 per game) in addition to being named to the NBA All-Defensive First Team for the first time of his career. The calf injury doesn't sound too serious given the one week timeline until he is re-evaluated again, but if the injury lingers Smart may miss out on representing Team USA at the FIBA World Cup in China later this month. Given the massive increase in offensive efficiency and reputable defensive prowess, Smart figures to play an important role this coming season for the Celtics. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on him this coming season as Smart is only 25 years of age, and with his rapid growth in offensive efficiency last season, we may be seeing the birth of a two-way star.

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