With the Boston Celtics already down in their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Cleveland Cavaliers, the latest news will likely kick them while they're down, and make their already uphill battle that much more difficult. According to NBA.com, isaiah thomas will officially miss the remainder of the playoffs after he re-aggravated his right femoral-acetabular impingement (with labral tear) in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. On a team with no true franchise player, Isaiah Thomas is the closest the organization has to that. Without their floor general, and already down to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference Finals, this may be all she wrote for the Boston Celtics this season.

This isn't entirely a new issue for Isaiah Thomas, as he first suffered the injury in a March 15th game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. At that time, Thomas missed two regular season games.

Isaiah Thomas aggravates old hip injury

“Isaiah has worked tirelessly to manage this injury since it first occurred,” said Celtics Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brian McKeon. “The swelling increased during the first two games against Cleveland, and in order to avoid more significant long-term damage to his hip, we could no longer allow him to continue.” (NBA.com).

With the loss of Thomas, the Boston Celtics can essentially kiss their hopes of competing in the NBA Finals goodbye -- at least this year. While the Cleveland Cavaliers certainly do not need a boon in their current series, it looks like they will be getting one without Isaiah Thomas on the floor.

Not all bad for Isaiah Thomas and the Boston Celtics

While everyone in Boston wants to win, and while the Boston Celtics are one of the most storied franchises in the entire league, the future certainly looks bright for the Boston Celtics in the coming years.

Just a few nights ago, the Boston Celtics secured the number one pick in next year's draft. For the last 2-3 years in particular, the franchise has been touted for having the most assets and young talent moving forward. They already have promising talent in Jaylen Brown, and pairing him with the number one pick, a healthy Isaiah Thomas, Avery Bradley, and others, will surely help the Celtics compete again next year.

So, while this current injury to Isaiah Thomas is certainly not being well received on the streets of Boston at the moment, the city, the fans, and the franchise as a whole is certainly on the upswing.