After a report out of a Boston radio station said Isaiah Thomas had a broken jaw, the Celtics released a statement refuting that report.
Here is the full statement:
As a result of a collision that occurred in Game 1 of the Boston Celtics’ Eastern Conference Semifinals series against the Washington Wizards, Isaiah 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.
Thomas is currently wearing a four-piece temporary bridge that cracked after being re-injured. This necessitated a replacement at halftime during Game 3 of the series. 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.
You will recall that Thomas missed a small portion of the third quarter coming back from halftime because he was dealing with this dental matter.
At the end of the day, subluxation of two teeth and a broken tooth still had to hurt, even if his jaw isn't broken.
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