Marcus Smart to Undergo Thumb Surgery

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It's a bit of good news and bad news for the Boston Celtics on Friday.

BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 05: Marcus Smart #36 of the Boston Celtics reacts after a three point basket late in the second half against the Toronto Raptors at TD Garden on November 5, 2014 in Boston, Massachusetts.

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart will undergo surgery on his right thumb to fix a torn ligament, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Until Smart is able to return, Terry Rozier, Shane Larkin and Abdel Nader will be the primary depth options at guard.

The injury occurred when Smart dove for a steal against Indiana Sunday (a game the Pacers won 99-97). But now, Celtics guard Marcus Smart IS having surgery. He traveled to NY on Thursday to seek a second opinion before electing for surgery that might allow for a playoff return.

He will be a restricted free agent in the summer and it's unclear if Boston will look to tie him down to a long-term deal.

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On Jan. 24, Smart needed 20 stitches in his right hand after punching a glass frame in his Los Angeles hotel room.

His absence will once again severely hurt the Celtics and they'll hope he can make a speedy recovery and play a crucial role in their pursuit of a championship.

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

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