Published: Tue, March 13, 2018
Sports | By Jonathan Ford

Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

With the injuries starting to pile up at this stage of the season, head coach Brad Stevens will have another opportunity to show his brilliance and help the Celtics find new ways to win games in the team's final 15 games.

While it is unclear how many games Smart will miss with this latest injury, it is a tough blow for the Celtics. Daniel Theis is out for the rest of the season after tearing his meniscus.

Marcus Smart is being evaluated for a potentially torn tendon in his right thumb, two people with knowledge of the situation tell Celtics Wire.

The Boston Celtics will not have guard Marcus Smart in the lineup for quite some time after he reportedly tore a tendon in his thumb.

To be more accurate, the injury occurred when Smart went for a diving steal in what was ultimately a 99-97 Boston lost to Indiana Sunday.

The 24-year-old Smart is averaging 10.2 points and 4.8 assists in 54 games for the Celtics this season, and this news comes on the heels of injuries to both Kyrie Irving (knee, now considered day-to-day) and Daniel Theis (knee, out for season).

Smart scored 20 points with eight assists and seven rebounds Sunday in a loss to the Pacers. It's now second in the Eastern Conference standings, 3 1/2 games behind the Raptors.

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