One source with direct knowledge of Thomas’ hip condition told The Athletic last week that he is dealing with more than just a tear. Some of those secondary issues in the hip he has played with for years now, such as a loss of cartilage and some arthritis, are complicating his healing process.
“No one has any idea how quickly this will heal or if it even will heal at all,” the source said. “It’s hard to predict.”
Are the Cavs sure surgery isn’t the answer?
Until Thomas plays or Cleveland provides a timeline, there will be a lot of worry about Thomas’ health. The point guard, acquired from the Celtics in the Kyrie Irving trade, could be the difference between a championship or not. He’s also entering a contract year in search of a max contract.
The stakes are so high, and this revelation is doesn’t bode well for anyone involved.