Isaiah Thomas addressed concerns about his injury.
Not long ago, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Boston Celtics agreed on a trade that would send Kyrie Irving to Boston in return for Isaiah Thomas, Jae Crowder, Ante Zizic, and a first round pick.
The trade was put in limbo by Thomas’ hip injury that sidelined him during the Eastern Conference Finals.
ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski caught up with Isaiah Thomas who addressed the concerns about his hip injury for the first time.
“I am not damaged,” Thomas told ESPN on Tuesday. “I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player.
There’s never been an indication that I wouldn’t be back, and there’s never been an indication that this is something messing up my career,” Thomas told ESPN. “Maybe I am not going to be back as soon this season as everyone wants me to be, but I’m going to be back, and I’m going to be the same player again. No doctor has told me anything different than that.”
Wojnarowski reported earlier that Cleveland believes Thomas could miss significant time during the 2017-18 season. Thomas seems confident that he’ll be back to the same form he had in 2016 when he was named to the All-NBA second-team.