SOURCE– Hip surgery has been ruled out for Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas, president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on Wednesday.
Ainge said that Thomas, who severely aggravated an injury to his right hip during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals, has resumed light on-court work and has been ramping up his cardiovascular training off the court.
“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge said. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”
Thank the lord. Isaiah Thomas not needing surgery might be one of the biggest news of the summer. It has been months since Isaiah went down in the Eastern Conference Championship with the hip injury and we haven’t really had any indication either way on if IT needed surgery or not. This surgery is no joke. Isaiah could have had been out for months, which obviously is not ideal.
While it is going to definitely be nice to start the season with everyone healthy (knock on wood), I would not be surprised if Isaiah is held back a little in the beginning of the season to make sure he is 100%. So for the people out there who are sitting on pins and needles wondering what the rotation is going to look like (myself included), it seems like we might have to wait a little bit until we get a real look at it.
Thank god Isaiah won’t need surgery and lets all just hope that he heals quickly. THE KING OF THE FOURTH IS BACK!