Celtics' Smart out indefinitely with thumb injury

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

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. According to a league source, the C's have no idea about Smart's probability of return. "It's like a sprain right now".

Surgery is considered a possibility for Smart, but the Celtics aren't sure yet what will be necessary. Though there's still a good chance Smart will re-sign, he will first have to test the market.

The 24-year-old Smart is averaging 10.2 points and 4.8 assists in 54 games for the Celtics this season, and this news comes on the heels of injuries to both Kyrie Irving (knee, now considered day-to-day) and Daniel Theis (knee, out for season).

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Irving (knee) has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Wizards. He was also shooting 42.2 percent from the floor, 23.6 percent from three-point range and 79.8 percent from the free-throw line.

In the final hour: Don't look now, but the injuries are mounting for the Celtics this week. The 21-year-old is averaging 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds.

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