Isaiah Thomas injury update: Lakers PG to undergo hip surgery

Sporting News
Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic hip surgery during the offseason and continues to rehab.
Isaiah Thomas underwent arthroscopic hip surgery during the offseason and continues to rehab.

Isaiah Thomas' terrible season just keeps getting worse.

The Lakers on Wednesday announced the veteran point guard is scheduled to undergo arthroscopic surgery to his right hip on Thursday after evaluating his options.

In a statement received by ESPN, Dr. Bryan Kelly of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York said the procedure will be "minimally invasive" and "clean up the joint of all inflammatory debris related to his injury from last season."

Scroll to continue with content
Ad

According to ESPN, the Lakers are still interested in a potential deal this offseason despite the injury.

Thomas left the team on Monday to travel to New York for further evaluation of the injury. He missed the Lakers' games on Saturday and Monday due to hip soreness and is now expected to miss the team's final nine games of the regular season.

MORE: Isaiah Thomas injury update: Lakers guard leaves team to evaluate hip

Thomas, 29, was shut down after two games in last season's Eastern Conference finals due to a femoral-acetabular impingement and labral tear. He opted for non-surgical rehab and was traded from the Celtics to the Cavaliers before making his return in January. Cleveland, however, traded Thomas to Los Angeles at February's trade deadline after dismal play.

Thomas, who is in the final year of a $27 million dollar deal he signed with the Kings, averaged 15.2 points and 4.8 assists with 3.0 turnovers per contest through 32 games with the Lakers and Cavs this season.

What to Read Next