Potentially devastating injury for East-contending Celtics after losing Daniel Theis: Guard Marcus Smart suffers torn tendon in his right thumb. Story: https://t.co/1Djj60ZceU
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2018
There’s confidence that Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving’s left knee soreness is no more than tendonitis and that he will not need to miss significant time, league sources tell ESPN. Irving is considered day-to-day.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) March 12, 2018
Can someone please tell me what the Celtics did to piss off the basketball gods this much?
Is this what Danny Ainge gets for fleecing Cleveland for Kyrie Irving? First Jaylen Brown went down, then Al Horford, then Kyrie Irving, and now THEIS AND SMART are both out. What did we do to deserve this? Karma is a real bitch.
Kyrie & Al aren’t expected to miss any significant time, which is good, but who knows how long Jaylen & Smart will be out, and Theis is out for the season now. We thought our depth was being tested ealrier in the season? How silly of us. We all should have known that things could only go downhill from the Gordon Hayward injury.
If you’re having trouble keeping track of all the injuries:
#Celtics injury update
Gordon Hayward (ankle): Out for year
Daniel Theis (knee): Out for year
Kyrie Irving (knee): Out indefinitely
Jaylen Brown (concussion): Out indefinitely
Marcus Smart (thumb): Could be out indefinitely
Shane Larkin (knee): Minutes limit
Horford’s sick too.
— Brian Robb (@BrianTRobb) March 12, 2018
So for the time being, I think it’s safe to say we’re screwed if this lingers on into the playoffs. What a fall from grace. We’ve gone from the favorite to beat the Cavs in the Eastern Conference Finals to now barely limping into the post-season. If we didn’t already clinch a playoff berth, I’d say just tank for Ayton.
-Nick Cherico (@NickCherico2)