Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sport | By Gary Shelton

Marcus Smart diagnosed with torn tendon

Marcus Smart diagnosed with torn tendon

Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reported that Smart had a torn tendon in his right thumb, while former colleague and current ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski indicated that the team was calling it a "sprain" and was now in the process of obtaining a second opinion and deciding whether Smart might be able to play through the pain.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported it first, noting the injury was being called a sprain but was still under scrutiny. They are still waiting for a second opinion after he suffered a torn tendon in his right thumb, but his chances of a return don't look great. On top of it all, a hand injury will keep Marcus Smart out indefinitely once again ... Kyrie Irving's knee soreness is the least troubling ailment of the bunch.

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But now he's one of the many players on the mend, joining Kyrie Irving (knee), Jaylen Brown (concussion), Al Horford (illness), and Shane Larking (knee) on Boston's injured list. Smart scored 20 points with eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals against the Pacers on Sunday (Monday, PHL time).

"Sore, but it will be all right", Smart told reporters after the game. The 25-year-old rookie from Germany had become a key contributor off the bench for the Celtics, averaging 5.3 points and 4.3 rebounds this season.

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