Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

Florence Fletcher
March 13, 2018

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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 question is can he play through it.

Marcus Smart has suffered a torn tendon in his right thumb and he is out indefinitely.

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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 was seen wearing a protective cast on his shooting hand after the 99-97 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Those are questions only Smart and the Celtics' doctors.

Smart is averaging 24.4 FanDuel points per game this season, with 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.4 3-pointers per contest.

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