The hits keep coming for the Boston Celtics.
Marcus Smart the latest to go down with what appears to be a significant injury.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski first reported that Smart suffered a sprained thumb, but that the injury was under scrutiny and it was unclear whether he’d be able to play through it.
Right thumb injury to Celtics guard Marcus Smart — for now, called a sprain — is under scrutiny with medical staff, league sources tell ESPN. Still unclear if Smart can play through it — or will need to miss time.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2018
Moments later the Vertical’s Shams Charania reported that the injury was in fact a torn tendon and that Smart will be out indefinitely while he seeks second opinions.
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has suffered a torn tendon in his right thumb, league sources tell Yahoo. He will have second opinions on his thumb and be out indefinitely.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2018
Smart suffered the injury diving for a loose ball early in the second half of Sunday Night’s 99-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Smart joins rookie center Daniel Theis, guard Kyrie Irving, and forwards Jaylen Brown and Gordon Hayward on the shelf. Earlier today it was revealed that Theis suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee – also in last night’s game – that will require season ending surgery. Irving is nursing a sore knee and Brown is recovering from a concussion. Hayward of course is still rehabbing a gruesome leg and angle injury suffered on opening night.
Marcus Smart following Celtics loss to Pacers Sunday night: