Isaiah Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries, not fractured jaw

Isaiah Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries, not fractured jaw

Isaiah Thomas has a fractured jaw. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Isaiah Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries including a complete fractured tooth. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

For Isaiah Thomas, the injury suffered in Game 1 was much more than a knocked out front tooth.

Late Friday afternoon the Celtics released a statement saying during Game 1 Thomas sustained multiple front teeth injuries including a complete fractured tooth and two other subluxed/shifted teeth that required extensive oral surgery to stabilize. 

He did not suffer a fractured or broken jaw, which was reported earlier on Friday.

The Celtics added Thomas is currently wearing a four-piece temporary bridge that cracked after being re-injured in Thursday’s Game 3. The spanning bridge is necessary to protect and stabilize the injuries. Members of the Celtics medical staff anticipated the need to replace the temporary bridges, and are prepared at any time to do so.

Thomas will receive a permanent bridge at a future date.

The Celtics lead the Wizards 2-1 in the best-of-seven series.

[Editor’s note]: This is an updated version of a previous story published earlier Friday.

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