March 18, 2018

Celtics dealt blows in form of Smart, Theis injuries

14 March 2018, 10:11 | Anna Jefferson

Report: Marcus Smart Out Indefinitely With A Torn Tendon In His Right Thumb

Mar 11 2018 Boston MA USA Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart reacts after making a basket during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston does not know the probability of Marcus Smart (thumb) playing again this season, according to sources of Celtics' reporter Mark Murphy.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Smart and the Celtics are still deciding if Smart can play through the injury or not.

Smart and the Celtics weren't sure if the injury would require surgery as of Monday, and are hoping for some good news from the second opinion - whenever Smart may get that. The guard suffered the injury while trying to retrieve a steal during Sunday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers. "It's like a sprain right now".

Irving (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards. Despite making a season-high-tying six of his 12 3-point attempts on Sunday, Smart is shooting just 30.1 percent from long distance this season and 36.7 percent overall.

Al Horford, who missed the IN game because of an illness, was listed as questionable.

The 24-year-old is averaging 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists over 54 games, including 11 starts, this season, his fourth with the Celtics.

Irving is expected to miss the entire week as he manages a sore knee.

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