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Woj: Josh Smith Has Sprained Patella Tendon

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:

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…..

  • -jp

    What’s the timetable for a return with an injury like the one that is being reported?

  • noche

    Using Google I found that big baby had something similar last year and was out about a week. Given that game 3 isn't until Friday there's a good chance he could play with a brace or wait until game 4.

  • -jp

    Hoping he at least misses a game, that would help out KG more than anyone