Isaiah Thomas breaks silence: ‘I am not damaged. I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player’
Isaiah Thomas broke his silence on Tuesday night, a week following being traded to the Cavs from the Celtics.
Thomas had a message for the people doubting his injured hip, which is reportedly causing the Cavs to want more in return from the Celtics.
“I am not damaged,” Thomas told ESPN, via Adrian Wojnarowski. “I’ll be back, and I’ll be the same player.”
The former Celtics guard seemed confident this will not impact his long-term career.
“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 said. “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.”
Added Thomas:Â “I haven’t had one doctor tell me that this injury is going to hurt my career,” Thomas said. “Surgery was not the best option in this case. I aggravated it in March when [Minnesota’s]Â Karl-Anthony TownsÂ fell on me. I kept playing on it, and making it worse — until I couldn’t play anymore last season.”
Thomas didn’t want to address his feelings from being traded, but said he has been in contact with Cleveland following his physcial last week.
“I don’t know what [the Cavs organization] is doing,” Thomas said. “It’s out of my control. I just want to talk about what I can control, and I know that this won’t be a problem into the future.”
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Source: GreenStreet Blog