Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas left Thursday night’s preseason game in Greensboro against the Charlotte Hornets with what the team is calling a “slightly sprained” left wrist.
Thomas tied for a game-high 11 points through the first half, and the team’s sideline reporter Abby Chin notes that the former UW star was likely done for the night regardless of the injury, adding that he had a “big wrap” on the wrist.
Though it has been deemed a non-serious injury, Brian Robb of Celtics Hub points out that Thomas had two surgeries on that wrist, his dominant side, in recent years.
In the event Thomas needs to miss some time, he has nearly three weeks before the start of the regular season, plus the team has a reasonably soft opening schedule, with games against the Brooklyn Nets and Hornets, plus two meetings with the Chicago Bulls. He has almost an entire month before Boston’s first marquee game, a road contest against LeBron James and the NBA champion Cavs in Cleveland.
Despite his diminutive size, the 27-year-old has shown to be durable since entering the league, even playing all 82 games while averaging over 22 points and six assists per game for the resurgent Celtics last season.
Boston won Thursday’s game 107-92, using a monster third quarter to take control of the game.