Marcus Smart: Expected to return in 6-to-8 weeks

Report Marcus Smart To Have Thumb Surgery Could Return During Playoffs

Report Marcus Smart To Have Thumb Surgery Could Return During Playoffs

However, the news isn't so positive for two of their important role players.

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery Friday to fix a torn ligament in his right thumb, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Smart is expected to return to basketball activities in 6 to 8 weeks. It appears that he'll miss the rest of the season, but the Boston Celtics hope that he'll be able to return at some point in the postseason.

Smart injured his hand while diving for a loose ball during Sunday's loss at home to Indiana.

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Initial tests Monday showed more worrisome damage to the thumb, forcing Smart to examine his options.

Head coach Brad Stevens first revealed on Thursday that there's a chance the Oklahoma State product may not play again this year.

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 05: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics reacts after a three point basket late in the second half against the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden on November 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts. However, he is still just a restricted free agent this summer. The career 36 percent shooter had made 43.2 percent of his attempts in eight games, and the Celtics had outscored opponents by 54 points while Smart was on the floor during that time.

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