BOSTON (May 20, 2017) – The Boston Celtics just announced that starting guard Isaiah Thomas will be out for the rest of this year’s postseason following re-aggravation of a right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear during Game 2 of the 2017 Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers. The 2017 All-Star injured his hip during the third quarter of the Celtics’ March 15 game against Minnesota Timberwolves, 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.