Boston Celtics Injury Report: Star Guard Isaiah Thomas Ruled Out For Rest Of Postseason
Things just got a whole lot worse for the Boston Celtics.
Boston Celtics star guard Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason with the injury that caused him to leave game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals early.
Isaiah Thomas has been ruled out for the remainder of the postseason. Details here: https://t.co/Ljbw0suGQg
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) May 20, 2017
The Celtics released the following statement: 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.
— Danny Ainge (@danielrainge) May 20, 2017
The Boston Celtics will be in Cleveland for Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals Sunday night without Thomas. It is unclear who will get the start in his place as of now but one could assume Brad Stevens going with Marcus Smart in the starting lineup and the minutes from Thomas being spread out to players like Terry Rozier and Jaylen Brown.
One thing that might help the Celtics is going to a more traditional offense instead of the one that they have built around Thomas. I wouldn’t rule anything out, but at this point a sweep looks to be the outcome of this series.