Celtics general manager Danny Ainge told the Boston Herald, however, that Smart’s injury is ligament damage near the thumb, not a torn tendon. The team is calling it a sprain and Smart will receive a second opinion.
Smart was seen wearing a protective cast on his shooting hand after the 99–97 loss to the Indiana Pacers. Smart missed time earlier in the season after lacerating that same hand when he hit a picture frame on the wall at the team hotel during an angry outburst. He later told reporters that it could have been a season-ending injury since a shard of glass came close to cutting two tendons along the pinky area.
Smart is averaging 10.2 points, 4.8 assists and 3.5 rebounds per game.
The Celtics will play the Wizards on Wednesday.