Isaiah Thomas expected to miss four months after undergoing hip surgery
Isaiah Thomas will miss the rest of the season and be out four months after undergoing hip surgery, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday.
The team announced Wednesday that Thomas would need arthroscopic surgery on his hip. They said the surgery was successful and that Thomas would need about four months to recover.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Isaiah Thomas had successful arthroscopic surgery to his right hip today.
Thomas will miss the remainder of the season. His expected recovery time is four months. pic.twitter.com/w8Gne6lvGT
— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 29, 2018
This is the culmination of a rough 12 months for Thomas. He re-injured his hip in the playoffs last season with Boston, which caused him to miss the rest of the conference finals. Then he was traded to Cleveland over the offseason and did not make his season debut until January. After not fitting in well with the Cavs, Thomas was traded to the Lakers, for whom he played 17 games before his hip became problematic again.
It’s fair to wonder whether the hip will be a chronic problem for Thomas moving forward.