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Report: Isaiah Thomas does not need hip surgery

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Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas does not need surgery on the injured hip that ended his season.

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Adam Himmelsbach of the Boston Globe reported Wednesday that Boston Celtics star point guard Isaiah Thomas will not need surgery on his hip.

Thomas exited game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers with a hip injury, and never returned. The Celtics were defeated in the series in five games.

Danny Ainge states in the article that Thomas has “Resumed light on court work and ramping up his cardiovascular work off the court.”

“Isaiah is making good progress,” Ainge said. “He’s out on the court; he’s shooting. He’s full-speed ahead on the stationary bike and working in the swimming pool. He’s progressing nicely.”

Boston was confident that Thomas would not need surgery on his right hip that was originally injured in a March game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Still, there were concerns that Thomas’ hip would continue to cause problems as the two time all star heads into a contract year.