Isaiah Thomas could only laugh when he found out about latest injury
Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas has been hit with yet another injury, as he will miss six-to-eight weeks as a result of thumb surgery to repair a ruptured ligament.
It’s just the latest setback for Thomas, who has been ravaged by injuries since the 2016-17 campaign, and after hearing that he would have to undergo surgery on his thumb earlier this month, Thomas said he could only laugh.
“I’ve been through real-life situations, so none of this affects me. I can’t control that,” said Thomas, according to Fred Katz of The Athletic. “I went for the ball and jammed my thumb. … When they told me the news, I laughed. I was in there laughing because I was like, ‘Man, it’s always something.”
Ironically enough, the last time Thomas truly shined was in the playoffs against the Wizards back in 2017, as Thomas led the Boston Celtics to a seven-game victory, including a 53-point performance from Thomas in Game 2.
Thomas led the Celtics to the Eastern Conference Finals, where he played in just two games before being shut down with a hip injury. He was then traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Kyrie Irving that summer, but due to his hip issue, he appeared in only 15 contests with the Cavaliers before being dealt to the Los Angeles Lakers.
The 30-year-old played in 17 games with the Lakers before finally electing to undergo hip surgery. He then went on to sign with the Denver Nuggets last summer, where he participated in just 12 games.
Thomas owns career averages of 18.6 points and 5.1 assists per game.