Jayson Tatum admits he may need offseason wrist surgery, is playing through it
Jayson Tatum could use the upcoming All-Star break to give his body a little rest (he’ll be playing in the All-Star Game, but that’s not as physically taxing as a couple of regular season games). He’s been playing since last postseason with a non-displaced fracture in his left wrist and — despite the wrap he plays with — it catches up with him sometimes.
After playing heavy minutes against the Warriors Thursday, he sat out Saturday night and admitted to the press that he might need offseason surgery to clear this up.
Jayson Tatum, who just spoke at shootaround, said his left wrist isn’t something that’s going to cost him significant time.— Bobby Manning (@RealBobManning) January 23, 2023
Will he need surgery next summer?
“Maybe. I dont want to say yes and I don’t want to say no. It’s something we’ve got to look at when the season’s over”
Tatum said he plans to play through the injury this season, and his wrist improves after rest. Which is something the Celtics need to consider down the stretch. Tatum is having an MVP-level season and they need him at his peak in the playoffs (especially the second round and beyond). If Boston can get him a little rest down the stretch, it might be good for him and the Celtics’ title chances.