Report: Smart out indefinitely with torn thumb tendon
NBA.com Global on Mar 13, 2018 07:47 AM
BOSTON, MA - MAY 2: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics goes for a lay up during the game against the Washington Wizards during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 2, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
NBA.com staff report
Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart is out indefinitely after suffering a torn tendon in his right thumb, according to a report from Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
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 injured his thumb during the Celtics' loss the Indiana Pacers on Sunday night (Monday, PHL time).
Charania reports Smart will seek second opinions on his injury, so his timeline for recovery is undetermined. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports Smart and the Celtics are still deciding if Smart can play through the injury or not.
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
Smart is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 29.9 minutes this season. Smart scored 20 points with eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals against the Pacers on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).