Thomas out for at least one game
He’s been the go-to guy all season, but now the Celtics will have to go without All-Star Isaiah Thomas. He is expected to be out for one or two games with a bone bruise on his right knee.
The nature of the injury won’t keep Thomas on the bench for long, but the Celtics are hoping he’ll be back for Monday’s important game with Washington. The Wizards are only a game-and-a-half behind the Celtics in the Eastern Conference.
Thomas’s injury comes after Avery Bradley was out for an Achilles injury. Al Horford has had a series of nagging injuries, from a sprained elbow, to a groin injury and an early season concussion. For the Celtics to continue to hold onto their second place in the Eastern conference and o make a last-season run at the number one Cavaliers, they will need to stay healthy.
The Celtics were miss Thomas in the upcoming games. Thomas is averaging 29.2 points per a game and six assists per a game. Thomas is the Celtics point guard and the team will most likely turn to Marcus Smart to take that position while Thomas is out.
The absence of Thomas will leave a big void as he is averaging 29.2 and six assists per a game. The Celtics will most likely turn to Marcus Smart to take over while Thomas is out. Smart and his teammates will need to pick up the slack until Thomas returns. The Celtics face off with the 76ers on Sunday and Wizards on Monday.