Hip Injury Forces Celtics to Shut Down Isaiah Thomas
I.T. go home!
Just two games earlier than the rest of his teammates, the Boston Celtics confirmed that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the post season after re-aggravating a hip injury during Game 2 against the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Thomas initially injured his hip on March 15 against the Minnesota Timberwolves, which forced him to sit out the next two games. He then aggravated the injury in Game 6 last week against the Washington Wizards. Now, it seems the pain is a little too much to handle.
“Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred,” Celtics team physician Dr. Brian McKeon said in a statement. “The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue.”
This will cap off what was a tremendous All-Star season from the miniature point guard, one in which he led the entire NBA in fourth quarter scoring, earning the nickname of ‘Mr. Fourth Quarter’ and an All-NBA team selection.
— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) May 20, 2017
Where Thomas really shined was on the NBA Playoff stage. After the tragic death of his sister as well as undergoing oral surgery, all the while playing through his hip injury, Thomas was incredible for the Celtics as he led them to their first conference finals berth since 2012.
A day after undergoing six hours of oral surgery, Thomas poured in 53-points for the Celtics in a Game 2 overtime victory over the Wizards on his late sister’s birthday.
Height doesn’t measure heart!