Marcus Smart out indefinitely after tearing tendon in thumb

Mar 11 2018 Boston MA USA Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart reacts after making a basket during the second half against the Indiana Pacers at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

The Boston Celtics had a number of injuries dumped on them Monday, and the latest could be the worst.

In search of another opinion on his injured right thumb, Celtics guard Marcus Smart is setting up a trip to NY.

Team officials said Irving, who had seven points in 16 minutes against in, had left knee soreness and was not returning.

Irving is expected to miss the entire week as he manages a sore knee.

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Theis and Smart were both hurt in Sunday's game, with Smart's injury occurring when he dove to the floor. According to a league source, the C's have no idea about Smart's probability of return. Though there's still a good chance Smart will re-sign, he will first have to test the market. "It's like a sprain right now".

Smart is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 29.9 minutes this season. Despite making a season-high-tying six of his 12 3-point attempts on Sunday, Smart is shooting just 30.1 percent from long distance this season and 36.7 percent overall. Theis suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee.

The Celtics are still unsure whether Marcus Smart will be able to play again this season.

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