Isaiah Thomas Ruled Out For Remainder Of Postseason
As if things couldn't possibly be going any worse for the Boston Celtics.
Already down two games to none in their Eastern Conference Finals playoff series against the Cleveland Cavaliers, after two blowout, home losses, the C's announced, Saturday, that they will be without second team All-NBA star guard Isaiah Thomas for the remainder of the postseason.
According to the press release, Thomas is suffering from a "right femoral-acetabular impingement with labral tear," which he originally injured back in March in a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Thomas apparently further injured the hip back in Game 6 of Boston's second round series against the Washington Wizards, before re-aggravating it on Friday night.
The diminutive guard, who led the C's to the number one seed in the East during the regular season and helped cement himself as a true star in the game, has battled many obstacles throughout Boston's postseason run.
First, his younger sister, Chyna, tragically passed away in a one-car accident days before Game 1 of the team's opening round match up with the Chicago Bulls. The 28-year-old then lost a tooth and suffered a severe jaw injury in a second round game against the Wizards.
Without Thomas in the lineup, Boston's already minuscule chances of taking even one, single game from the defending champion Cavaliers takes an extra hit.
Most of the Celtics offense runs through the small point guard, who leads the team in both scoring and assists.