More Celtics bad news: Marcus Smart thumb injury (UPDATE: torn tendon) & Kyrie Irving's knee a cause for concern?
Earlier today, the Boston Celtics announced that Daniel Theis would be out the rest of the season with a torn meniscus. The Celtics, already short-handed due to Jaylen Brown going through concussion protocol, have suffered on the injury front this season and could use a break from bad news.
Unfortunately it keeps coming. Marcus Smart reportedly has a sprain in his right thumb (the same hand he used to punch a picture frame earlier this year).
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.
We have seen Terry Rozier step up to shoulder the scoring load in the games where Irving has been absent, as well as contributions from Shane Larkin, but potentially losing both Smart and Kyrie at the same time for several games could be a huge concern for Boston's already depleted line-up.
Stay posted to CelticsLife.com for future injury updates before Wednesday's game against the Washington Wizards.
Update: Marcus Smart has a torn tendon.
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.