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.
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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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