Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
Sports | By Brooke Harris

Celtics dealt blows in form of Smart, Theis injuries

Celtics dealt blows in form of Smart, Theis injuries

Shortly after this, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the tendon was torn, and that Smart will be seeking a second opinion. "Don't know if it's a 50 percent chance or a 30 percent chance".

Some simple math will tell you that neither of those percentages are very high, and it seems quite likely that Smart doesn't return this season.

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Recovery from this kind of surgery can take 3-4 months, according to someone familiar with the procedure. "It's like a sprain right now". Smart scored 20 points with eight assists, seven rebounds and four steals against the Pacers on Sunday (Monday, PHL time). Kyrie Irving's knee soreness is the least troubling ailment of the bunch.

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.

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Theis had an MRI exam on his left knee on Monday morning, determining the need for surgery.

Smart's injury also leaves the Celtics with few healthy backcourt players until Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown return from their respective injuries.

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To make matters worse, the Celtics have listed Al Horford as questionable for their tilt against the Wizards.

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