Celtics guard Marcus Smart, who has been out with a torn tendon in his right thumb, has apparently been cleared physically and will play in Game 5 on Tuesday “if he feels good” following morning workouts:
Marcus Smart has been cleared but Celtics will wait to see how he responds to contact this morning before deciding his status for Game 5. pic.twitter.com/6RRo79b433
— Chris Forsberg (@ESPNForsberg) April 24, 2018
Smart had surgery in mid-March and there was doubt as to whether he’d be able to return at all this season. Friday marks exactly six weeks since the procedure.
The 24-year-old averaged 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game before suffering the injury.
No. 2 Boston and No. 7 Milwaukee are knotted at 2-2 in their first round playoff series. Game 5 is set for 7pm ET Tuesday at TD Garden.