"(They're) waiting for that second opinion", the source said yesterday.
Recovery from this kind of surgery can take 3-4 months, according to someone familiar with the procedure. The guard suffered the injury while trying to retrieve a steal during Sunday night's loss to the Indiana Pacers.
The degree of sprain, though, could be a problem. The lack of an extension wasn't unusual for the Celtics, who rarely extend players off rookie contracts.
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"Sore, but it will be all right", Smart told reporters after the game. 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. "Just don't know." The expectation is that Smart tore a ligament in his thumb, which the Celtics are calling a sprain, and he's now visiting with a specialist in NY to determine if surgery will be required.
Theis and Smart were both hurt in Sunday's game, with Smart's injury occurring when he dove to the floor.