Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas reveals he hurt his thumb playing defense
Washington Wizards point guard Isaiah Thomas underwent successful surgery to repair a rupture of the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb on Wednesday.
The injury occurred during routine workouts on Monday. Thomas is expected to miss 6-8 weeks before returning to action.
The Wizards guard revealed on Twitter that he hurt his thumb playing defense:
Hurt my damn thumb tryna play defense… Never again lol never again!
— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) September 19, 2019
This is a tough break for Isaiah Thomas, but the good news is the injury didn’t occur to his surgically repaired hip.
Thomas is looking to revive his NBA career with the Wizards. He struggled with the Cleveland Cavaliers and Los Angeles Lakers during the 2017-18 season and fell out of the Denver Nuggets’ playing rotation last season.
IT hasn’t been the same superstar player since suffering that hip injury with the Boston Celtics in 2017.
Ish Smith will likely be the Wizards’ starting point guard now, even when Thomas comes back. IT was supposed to battle Smith in training camp for the Wizards’ starting point guard spot.
Thomas averaged 8.1 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 12 regular season games with the Nuggets last season while shooting 34.3 percent overall, 27.9 percent from the 3-point line and 63.0 percent from the charity stripe.
A two-time All-Star, Thomas has career averages of 18.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 485 games.