March 18, 2018

Smart out indefinitely with torn thumb tendon

14 March 2018, 10:12 | Sandy Nunez

What a Marcus Smart injury means for the Boston Celtics

What a Marcus Smart injury means for the Boston Celtics

It was reported Monday that forward Daniel Theis will have to undergo season-ending knee surgery, and the news on Marcus Smart's injured right thumb doesn't sound any better.

The Celtics may have caught a break with Kyrie Irving's left knee soreness, which is believed to be no more than tendonitis and will not require much time off, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Smart will get a second opinion on the extent of the injury.

Smart was seen wearing a protective cast on his shooting hand after the 99-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers.

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Smart's injury also leaves the Celtics with few healthy backcourt players until Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown return from their respective injuries. Initially, there were differing reports about the nature and severity of the injury, as well as how long Smart might be sidelined because of it.

To make matters worse, the Celtics have listed Al Horford as questionable for their tilt against the Wizards.

Irving was projected for 38.5 FanDuel points on Wednesday. The 25-year-old rookie from Germany had become a key contributor off the bench for the Celtics, averaging 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.

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