Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will miss the next two to three weeks of the NBA season with a right calf strain, the team announced Sunday.
A Sunday morning MRI exam showed Smart had suffered a mild muscle tear, allowing doctors to make a timetable for his recovery.
“Be back in no time,” Smart tweeted Sunday. “The squad got this.”
Smart suffered the injury Saturday in Boston’s 96-95 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers.
He was helped off the court with 10:28 remaining in the fourth quarter after a collision under the basket with Lakers forward Montrezl Harrell, who tipped in a basket but landed on Smart’s foot.
The 26-year-old American, in his seventh NBA campaign, is averaging 13.1 points and 6.1 assists a game, both career highs.
At 10-8, the Celtics are fifth in the Eastern Conference.