Washington Wizards guard Isaiah Thomas underwent successful surgery to repair a rupture of the radial collateral ligament of his left thumb, the team announced Wednesday. The injury occurred during routine workouts on Monday and Thomas is expected to miss 6-8 weeks before returning to action.
“This was an unfortunate setback for Isaiah, but with his resolve and the top care he will receive from our medical team, we expect him to make a full recovery,” Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard said in a team statement. “In the meantime, he will continue to mentor our young guards and have a positive impact on the team as we start training camp.”
Thomas was signed as a free agent by the Wizards on July 6.
He spent last season with the Denver Nuggets, missing the first 56 games of the season due to the same lingering hip injury he suffered in the 2017 playoffs with the Boston Celtics.
Thomas only played in 12 games last season, averaging 8.1 points in 15.1 minutes per game before falling out of the rotation.