Washington Wizards: Well this sucks. Isaiah Thomas out 6-8 weeks.

Washington Wizards Isaiah Thomas (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Washington Wizards Isaiah Thomas (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Well, this sucks. There’s really nothing else to say. Just no other way to put it. This sucks.

Isaiah Thomas is injured and it sucks.

It sucks not just because it means another name added to the growing list of injured Wizards heading into the season. Isaiah Thomas now joins C.J. Miles and John Wall. It sucks not just because it means the Wizards are now even weaker at an already weak position. It sucks because it happened to Isaiah Thomas.

In the latest of his many bad breaks, Thomas will miss six to eight weeks after getting surgery on his left thumb, according to the Washington Wizards.

People say it all the time, but in this case, it’s true. This couldn’t have happened to a better guy. And that’s why it just sucks.

Before even playing a single minute for the Washington Wizards, Thomas was already winning over fans with his work in the community. Just days after moving to the area, Thomas was handing out backpacks at Hendley Elementary school in southeast DC. But not only was the 2017 NBA Community Assist Award winner ready to make an impact off the court, he was also ready to make one on the court.

After a long two seasons and a hard fall from the top tier, Thomas finally looked ready to return to form this season. From interviews he did during his annual Zeke-End charity basketball tournament to his own tweets, Thomas was sending a clear message: He was healthy and ready for a big year ahead.

A big year is still very possible for Thomas. Any injury news is bad news, but at least this injury was not related to the hip issues that have given him problems for years. The fact that this injury is in no way a lower-body injury is a slight silver lining.

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It’s very possible that Thomas bounces back from this, enters the mix in late October/early November, and still gives the Wizards months of great point guard play. If Thomas has proven anything to us over the years, it’s that he simply doesn’t quit. You’d have to be stupid to give up on him now.