Celtics All-Star Isaiah Thomas out for season because of hip injury

Chris Mannix
The Vertical
Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas (4) missed the entire second half of Friday night’s game against the Cavaliers due to a hip strain. (AP)

BOSTON – The Celtics announced Saturday that All-Star guard Isaiah Thomas will miss the remainder of the season after re-aggravating a hip injury.

Thomas underwent tests for a sore right hip after Game 6 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, Celtics president Danny Ainge confirmed to The Vertical on Friday night. The tests revealed an impingement in the hip with a labral tear. Thomas did not play in the second half of Game 2 of the Eastern Conference finals on Friday because of the injury.

The hip issue was considered significant enough that Thomas’ availability for Game 7 of the East semis against the Wizards was in doubt. Thomas played 40 minutes in Boston’s series-clinching win, scoring 29 points.

Cleveland blew out Boston 130-86 on Friday, taking a 2-0 series lead. Game 3 is Sunday in Cleveland.

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