There has been a lot of speculation regarding the cause of Marcus Smart's right hand injury, which forced him to travel back to Boston on Wednesday, leaving the team before the Boston Celtics faced the Los Angeles Clippers.
Many suspected that the injury might have resulted from striking something in frustration after missing the winning shot in Tuesday night's 1 point loss to the Los Angeles Lakers, as Smart has had a history of punching walls in the past.
On Friday, Smart issued an apology to Celtics fans and teammates on Twitter, and we finally have some clarification as to what occurred. He claims to have struck a picture frame on the wall, and is disappointed in his actions:
I want to take this time to express my sincerest apologies to my teammates, coaches, and most of all the amazing Boston Celtics fans. I'm embarrassed and disappointed in my actions. I swiped at and hit a picture frame on the wall. I feel like I let all y'all down