Report: Marcus Smart Suffers Torn Tendon in Thumb; Out Indefinitely

The hits keep coming for the Boston Celtics. Marcus Smart the latest to go down with what appears to be a significant injury.

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Mar 11, 2018; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart (36) reacts after making a basket during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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.

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:

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