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Isaiah Thomas’ balky wrist had fans holding their breath vs. Hornets

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Fans react on Twitter to IT leaving game nursing surgically repaired left wrist

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Celtics fans inhale. Then exhale.

There. Feel better?

All-star point guard Isaiah Thomas dropped 15 points and five assists in 20 minutes Thursday night in a 107-92 road victory against the Charlotte Hornets. But that’s not what had fans holding their breath about Boston’s top offensive threat.

While setting a screen on Hornet’s center Roy Hibbert in the third quarter, Thomas, a left-handed shooter, aggravated his left wrist. The same left wrist Thomas had surgery on following the C’s playoff loss to Atlanta. He also had arthroscopic surgery in August of 2014 on that same wrist when he was a member of the Phoenix Suns.

Celtics sideline reporter Abby Chin reported it was a ‘slight sprain’.

But that didn’t stop Green Teamers from expressing their concern in-game on Twitter.

In a post-game interview with reporters Thomas didn’t seem as concerned as some Celtics fans. He explained in the video from @CelticsCSN, the Boston Celtics account from Comcast Sportsnet New England, that heavily wrapping his wrist was nothing more than a precaution.