By L. Bernardez
Isaiah Thomas, a 1.75 metre point guard for the Celtics, was injured in 2016 while playing against the Minnesota Timberwolves. He got hit by another player, Karl-Anthony Towns, during the third quarter and fell to the floor.
Seconds later, Towns lost his balance and fell on top of Isaiah’s back, pressing him even harder into the ground. While this must have hurt immensely, the athlete continued playing until the end of the game, without demonstrating any signs of pain. After the final whistle was blown, however, the pain caught up with the courageous player and he collapsed on the bench.
Nothing was reported to the public that evening but the next morning, the Celtics tweeted that "Isaiah Thomas will not travel this weekend to NY and Philly. He's out with a right knee bone bruise."
When the playoffs finally started, Isaiah returned to the sport after the second game. He played spectacularly throughout the entire season, showing no signs of injury or discomfort. However in June, after the season had come to an end, the team’s coach announced that Isaiah had torn his hip badly and would be taking a break from basketball. Thankfully, Isaiah has since told the press that this injury will not be long-term, and that he will be back on the court as soon as possible.