After reportedly undergoing a successful hip surgery on Thursday, Isaiah Thomas is expected to be out at least four months, according to the report by the Lakers’ official Twitter account.
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
The 29-year-old point guard could be back in time for training camp, but it’s unclear whether or not that will be with the Lakers at this time. Thomas will hit unrestricted free agency on July 1, where he will facing an uphill battle to get the money he was expecting this time last year.
Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Lakers will allow Thomas to use their training facility through his rehabilitation process. The two sides reportedly have mutual interest in a reunion this summer.
In 17 games with the Lakers, Thomas averaged 15.6 points, 2.1 rebounds and 5 assists per game while seeing 26.8 minutes per contest off the bench. Thomas started only one game for Los Angeles this season, despite having reservations about coming off the bench.
This story is being updated as information becomes available.