Marcus Smart and Robert Williams III's forced exits from the Boston Celtics' game against the Toronto Raptors on Saturday was a crushing blow for the team. Fortunately, it doesn't look like either player's problem is serious. Williams had a left knee hyperextension injury in the first quarter, which the club is calling. Given that Williams had already undergone two operations on the same knee, it caused plenty of anxiety among Celtics supporters.
Late in the second quarter, Smart departed the game when he twisted his right ankle. As he was lifted off the ground, his ankle essentially gave out on him and he was unable to put any weight on it. His left ankle was sprained, according to the team. Now, according to Celtics head coach Joe Mazzulla, Robert Williams III's departure is only a preventative measure and nothing significant is wrong.