Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

What a Marcus Smart injury means for the Boston Celtics

What a Marcus Smart injury means for the Boston Celtics

After news surfaced that center Daniel Theis will likely miss the rest of the season with a torn meniscus, multiple reports surfaced that Celtics defensive centerpiece Marcus Smart sustained a torn tendon in his right thumb.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported it first, noting the injury was being called a sprain but was still under scrutiny.

Smart reportedly plans to seek a second opinion from a hand specialist in NY. The C's top bench option injured his thumb while diving for a loose ball in Sunday's loss to the Indiana Pacers.

Even if the diagnosis is confirmed to be a torn right thumb, Smart may not necessarily require surgery and could play through the injury.

The Celtics are still unsure whether Marcus Smart will be able to play again this season.

You know things are not going well on the injury front in Boston when the "good" news is Kyrie Irving is only going to miss a few games with knee soreness.

If Smart is sidelined for an extended period of time (potentially into the playoffs), it would be a big hit to the Celtics.

Smart, 24, is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds this season.

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