Celtics to be without Irving, Smart, Brown, possibly Horford vs. Wizards
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The Boston Celtics are going to be extremely shorthanded when they host the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night.

Kyrie Irving, who's been nursing a sore knee, has been ruled out for the Celtics, as have Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown, who are dealing with a thumb injury and a concussion, respectively. Al Horford is listed as questionable due to an illness.

Meanwhile, Daniel Theis is out for the season with a torn meniscus, and Gordon Hayward continues to be sidelined as he recovers from an opening-night leg injury.

The Celtics are optimistic that Irving's injury won't keep him out for long, but there's no timetable for Brown's return, and Smart may have a torn tendon in his thumb - though team president Danny Ainge said the point guard is seeking a second opinion.

Perhaps the Celtics should take a page out of the New Orleans Pelicans' book and find themselves a voodoo doctor.

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