The Boston Celtics received a major blow to their playoff hopes on Saturday night. The team announced that the All-Star is out for the remainder of the playoffs :
The Boston Celtics today announced that Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of this year’s postseason following re-aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against Cleveland. Thomas initially injured the hip during the third quarter of the Celtics’ March 15 game against Minnesota, forcing him to miss the next two regular season contests. The injury was further aggravated during Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals at Washington on May 12.
“Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred,” said Celtics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian McKeon. “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.”
Thomas did not travel with the team to Cleveland and is currently evaluating treatment options. A further update will be provided as soon as one is available.
The news comes after the Celtics biggest lost in postgame history losing 130-86 on Friday night. Thomas’s post season has not been easy on the young father. As the NBA world is aware his sister was killed in a car accident the day before his team was set to take on the Bulls in round one.
Isaiah Thomas crying 1 hour before tipoff after he announced he would play today. Keep him and his family in your prayers. Courage is unreal pic.twitter.com/hQV7rmH3fI
— LakeShowTalk (@Lakeshowtalk) April 16, 2017
If that wasn’t enough heartache for Thomas he also had to get intensive dental surgery after taking a nasty elbow to the face in Game 1 against the Wizards.
— EFB (@ENTFORBREAKFAST) April 30, 2017
Try to imagine his day, he flies in to Boston at 4 a.m. after attending his younger sisters funeral then during the game takes an elbow to the face which cracks a few teeth and knocks one of his front teeth out. He calmly walked over to where his tooth was on the court and gave it to the medical staff. Unbelievable. Just a few games later he also smashed his mouth on the court.
— Nick Coit (@NickCoit) April 30, 2017
Many people after the playoffs will not question his mental and physical toughness.