Kyrie Irving (knee) won't play Wednesday for Celtics

Carrie Guzman
March 14, 2018

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart has a torn tendon in his right thumb and will be out indefinitely after seeking a second opinion, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical.

Smart and the Celtics weren't sure if the injury would require surgery as of Monday, and are hoping for some good news from the second opinion - whenever Smart may get that.

Smart hit the floor often during the Celtics' Sunday night loss to IN, but one first half battle for the ball IN particular had a foreboding effect IN the form of a jammed thumb. Smart had his thumb taped up and returned to finish the game. With Marcus Smart (thumb) also out, look for Terry Rozier to play big minutes as Shane Larkin backs him up off the bench. If rest is an option, Smart could miss a shorter amount of time.

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The Celtics will play the Wizards on Wednesday. Wojnarowski reports that the Celtics believe it is nothing more than knee tendonitis and that Irving is day-to-day and won't need to miss much time.

The 24-year-old is averaging 10.2 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.8 assists over 54 games, including 11 starts, this season, his fourth with the Celtics.

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