Boston Celtics Guard Isaiah Thomas Sustained A Tooth Fracture In Game 1, Surgery To Come In Offseason
Boston Celtics all-star guard Isaiah Thomas has dealt with a lot in the NBA playoffs, now it is being reported that IT will have to deal with his tooth injury until after the season.
Late Friday afternoon the Celtics released a statement saying during Game 1 Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries including a complete fractured tooth and two other subluxed/shifted teeth that required extensive oral surgery to stabilize.
He did not suffer a fractured or broken jaw, which was reported earlier on Friday.
The Celtics added Thomas is currently wearing a four-piece temporary bridge that cracked after being re-injured in Thursday’s Game 3. The spanning bridge is necessary to protect and stabilize the injuries. Members of the Celtics medical staff anticipated the need to replace the temporary bridges, and are prepared at any time to do so. Thomas will receive a permanent bridge at a future date in the offseason.
The Celtics lead the Wizards 2-1 in the best-of-seven series with game 4 taking place in Washington D.C. on Sunday.
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