Thomas undergoes hip surgery, expected to be ready for 2018-19 season
Isaiah Thomas underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on his right hip on Thursday, the Los Angeles Lakers announced.
According to the team, the guard's recovery time is about four months, which would see him healthy almost two months before the start of the 2018-19 preseason.
Thomas suffered a torn labrum in his right hip last March while a member of the Boston Celtics.
Although he played through the injury in the playoffs, he re-aggravated the condition and missed the final three games of the Eastern Conference Finals.
MEDICAL UPDATE: Isaiah Thomas had successful arthroscopic surgery to his right hip today.-- Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 29, 2018
Thomas will miss the remainder of the season. His expected recovery time is four months. pic.twitter.com/w8Gne6lvGT
After undergoing surgery in the offseason, Thomas was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in August 2017. He spent most of the season's first half rehabbing from surgery and did not make his debut with Cleveland until January 2.
A month later, the Cavs traded Thomas to the Lakers. All together, the guard played 32 games this season, averaging 15.2 points and 4.8 assists.