It didn’t look good for Josh Smith as he came up hobbling after an attempted box out by Kevin Garnett midway fourth quarter. Smith attempted to tough it out for a couple minutes, but removed himself from the game at the 4:20 mark before heading to the locker room. The news out of Atlanta was not good postgame, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:
Atlanta’s Josh Smith has sprained patella ligament in knee, source tells Y! “He walked out of arena w/ no help, just gingerly,” source says.
Smith reportedly will undergo an MRI today, but for a team already without two of their premiere big men on the roster, losing Smith for any stretch of time may be a knockout blow. More on the situation as it develops…..