Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas will probably remain on the sideline for the rest of the week as he tries to recover from a bruised tailbone. He originally suffered the injury March 9th against the Miami Heat after taking a hard fall on a drive to the basket. He was expected to miss the next three games and suit up monday night against the Philadelphia 76ers. However coach Brad Stevens and the rest of the Celtic’s staff had other plans.
Isaiah Thomas is “still really sore.” He won’t play tonight and likely won’t travel to Oklahoma City tomorrow.
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 16, 2015
It seems that Thomas will not play in the next couple of games. Brad Stevens said that, “[Team trainer] Ed [Lacerte] just said it’s as tough of a bruise as he’s ever seen” also adding “We’re probably at least still three games away, which is too bad for him. He really wants to play. To say he is antsy is an understatement.” You can see Thomas’ frustration in his recent tweet.
— Isaiah Thomas (@Isaiah_Thomas) March 11, 2015
Thomas, 26, is in his 4th year in the league playing for his 3rd team. He was acquired by the Celtics from the Phoneix Suns during the trade deadline. He has been playing excellent for them ever since, averaging 21.4 PPG (which leads the team as of now), 5.4 APG, 2.7 RPG while playing only 27.6 minutes in the 10 games he’s played . The Celtics, who are on a 4 game winning streak, are currently tied with the Miami Heat for the final 8th spot in the eastern conference with records of 30-36. What looked to be a rebuilding year in the beginning of the year and trading away Rajon Rondo back in December, it comes as a surprise that they are doing well enough for a playoff spot. The next three games for the Celtics are away against the Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and a home matchup against the Detroit Pistons, which is when the team is expected to have Thomas back.