Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

  • Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

Smart's injury also leaves the Celtics with few healthy backcourt players until Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown return from their respective injuries.

The Celtics also lost backup center Daniel Theis to season-ending surgery to fix a torn meniscus. The question is can he play through it.

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.

Smart said after the game it was a sprain and the Celtics maintained that diagnosis as of practice Monday while Smart is in the process of his thumb being further examined.

Smart hit the floor often during the Celtics' Sunday night loss to IN, but one first half battle for the ball IN particular had a foreboding effect IN the form of a jammed 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.

To make matters worse, the Celtics have listed Al Horford as questionable for their tilt against the Wizards.

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