Mad Ants lose Russ Smith to season ending injury

By dvance | January 31, 2022

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – January 31, 2022 – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants, presented by Lutheran Health Network, the NBA G League affiliate of the Indiana Pacers, announced today that guard Russ Smith is out for the rest of the NBA G League season with a shoulder injury.

Smith appeared in 7 games with the Mad Ants during the regular season, averaging 20.1 minutes and 16.4 points per contest. In Smith’s 2022 Mad Ants debut on January 6, he scored a then G League season best 43 points against Raptors 905.

The Mad Ants will retain Smith’s returning rights.

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