More bad Celtics' injury news, Marcus Smart reportedly has torn thumb ligament

Annette Crawford
March 14, 2018

Smart will seek a second opinion this week to determine the severity of the tendon damage and whether surgery is needed.

The Celtics are confident that Irving's knee soreness is merely tendinitis and that he likely won't miss significant time, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The C's top bench option injured his thumb while diving for a loose ball in Sunday's loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Fans around Boston got some troubling news on Monday when the team announced that Marcus Smart would be out indefinitely with a hand injury.


Smart's chances of returning this season don't seem high though, as The Boston Herald's Mark Murphy reported Tuesday, citing league sources, that the Celtics "just don't know" if the guard will be able to return.

Boston Celtics star Kyrie Irving will not play in Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards because of a knee injury. Though he initially said he would be "all right", it's clear the Celtics now fear he could miss extended time.

The Celtics are 4.3 points per 100 possessions better this season with Smart on the court, although surprisingly most of the bump is on the offensive end.

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