The Celtics Are Reportedly Unsure Whether Marcus Smart Will Return This Season

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

Charania reports Smart will seek second opinions on his injury, so his timeline for recovery is undetermined. According to a league source, the C's have no idea about Smart's probability of return.

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.

The severity of Smart's injury is uncertain and the team is not sure how much time he will miss.

Himmelsbach reported the situation "doesn't look good" for Smart. Tentatively consider him questionable for Friday's game against the Magic; his status should be updated closer to tipoff.

Smart is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 29.9 minutes this season. 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.

The Celtics also lost backup center Daniel Theis to season-ending surgery to fix a torn meniscus.

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