Marcus Smart, Celtics await second opinion on

Marcus Smart, Celtics await second opinion on

Getting Irving healthy for an impending playoff run is Boston's main priority and its not going to throw caution to the wind as a response to the staggering quantity of maladies that have recently befallen its roster.

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. "It's like a sprain right now".

Sunday's setback was a costly one, considering not just Irving's departure and Smart's injury, but a the loss of Daniel Theis for the season. Though there's still a good chance Smart will re-sign, he will first have to test the market.

Smart, 24, is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds this season. Theis suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The Boston Celtics are dealing with a lot of injuries, some more serious than others.

The Celtics are also dealing with an injury to second-year forward Jaylen Brown (concussion).

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