Jayson Tatum entered the playoffs with a broken wrist…

Jayson Tatum recalled how the playoff campaign ended in the NBA Finals had been grueling for him. Not only because he played a lot and carried the load of Boston’s offense, but also because he injured his shoulder in the conference final, preventing him from playing hard until the end. of the Celtics epic.

But the All-Star winger didn’t have to deal with just one injury. The Boston star told Bleacher Report that he also suffered a left wrist injury. A kind of bone tearing more precisely, since a piece of bone was walking around without causing pain, until Game 3 of the conference semi-final against Milwaukee.

“It was small, but it was still a small burst without displacement. As if I had cracked a bone but it had not left the surface. The bone covered the wound and so it healed, but I was still in pain because I kept getting hit there or falling on it. So I imagine I played with some sort of fracture for about two months.”he explained.

“I had to wear a brace for the warm-up and I took it off before the cameras saw me”

If he managed to play all this time and the pain seemed bearable, everything changed after this Game 3 in Milwaukee, when he crossed paths with Giannis Antetokounmpo, and he felt him pass.

This Game 3 was thus the worst of his career in the playoffs (10 points at 4/19 shooting). And after that, the pain had to be managed with injections, and it was after this shock that he wore a sort of black strap around his wrist.

“During the playoffs, there was an action against Milwaukee in Game 3. I put a dunk on the counterattack, Giannis Antetokounmpo chased me, fouled me and I fell into the crowd. I had never been in so much pain since the day I got hurt. I ended up getting a cortisone shot in my wrist that night and it showed. I lost color in my hand because it kills fat cells and there is not much fat in my hand so I lost color just there. Before every game I had to wear a brace for warming up and I took it off before the cameras saw me”he added.

The action had seemed innocuous, but the injury worsened at that time. Almost enough to give the Celtics regret, who could perhaps have bothered these Warriors more with a 100% Jayson Tatum.

Jayson Tatum Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2017-18 BOS 80 31 47.5 43.4 82.6 0.6 4.4 5.0 1.6 2.1 1.0 1.4 0.7 13.9
2018-19 BOS 79 31 45.0 37.3 85.5 0.9 5.2 6.0 2.1 2.1 1.1 1.5 0.7 15.7
2019-20 BOS 66 34 45.0 40.3 81.2 1.0 6.0 7.0 3.0 2.1 1.4 2.4 0.9 23.4
2020-21 BOS 64 36 45.9 38.6 86.8 0.8 6.6 7.4 4.3 1.9 1.2 2.7 0.5 26.4
2021-22 BOS 76 36 45.3 35.3 85.3 1.1 6.9 8.0 4.4 2.3 1.0 2.9 0.6 26.9
Total 365 33 45.6 38.3 84.4 0.9 5.8 6.6 3.0 2.1 1.1 2.1 0.7 20.9

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