Celtics’ Jayson Tatum’s Injury Status Updates (Updated: Mar. 26)

Jayson Tatum (born March 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Boston Celtics of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

The latest news about Jayson Tatum’s injuries

Injury: Hip

Status: Game Time Decision

UPDATE (Mar. 26):

According to Keith Smith of Spotrac.com, Tatum may not play on Sunday against the Spurs because of a left hip strain.

Tatum’s ailing left hip might cause him to sit out of Sunday’s game, his sixth of the year. It’s possible that the Celtics will sit Tatum tonight because the Spurs are in full tank mode.

In this scenario, Sam Hauser, Grant Williams, and Derrick White would see increased playing time while Jaylen Brown directed the offense.

UPDATE (Mar. 24):

The Celtics (50-23) finished their six-game road trip with a 132-109 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday, led by Jayson Tatum’s 36 points.

Since the All-Star break (13 games), Tatum has appeared in 13 of Boston’s 14 matchups and is averaging 27.6 points, 10.2 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 1.0 steals and 0.5 blocks in 37.8 minutes per game.

UPDATE (Mar. 18):

On the road late Friday night, Boston beat Portland 126-112. Jayson Tatum led the team with 34 points and 12 rebounds.

Tatum made five of his ten shots and eight of his nine free throws in the first half. At the half, he had 19 points. The small forward, on the other hand, had trouble shooting from the field in the second half. Even though he only made three of his ten shots from the field, he got 15 more points. He also got 7 boards and helped out with 2 passes.

Tatum still had the most points on his team, 34, because he made 16 of 18 free throws. He also had 12 rebounds and led the Celtics in steals (3).

He has now made at least 16 free throws in the last two games and has gotten at least 10 rebounds in six of the eight games he has played this month.

UPDATE (Mar. 17):

Tatum’s left hip might hurt too much for him to play against the Trail Blazers on Friday.

Because of a problem with his left hip, Tatum might not be able to play in the first of the Celtics’ back-to-back games on Friday. The All-Star forward hasn’t been doing well in recent games.

He has only averaged 22.0 points and shot 31.6 percent from the field in his last two games. If he didn’t play, Sam Hauser, Grant Williams, and Jaylen Brown would have to do more defensively and offensively.

UPDATE (Mar. 15):

In Monday’s 111-109 loss to the Rockets, Jayson Tatum again stepped up as the team’s offensive leader by scoring 22 points (8-22 FG, 2-10 3Pt, 4-4 FT), pulling down 8 rebounds, dishing out 6 assists, and swiping 1 steal in 41 minutes of action.

UPDATE (Mar. 11):

Against the Trail Blazers on Wednesday, Tatum (knee) played 31 minutes, scored 30 points (11-17 FG, 6-10 3Pt, 2-4 FT), and added seven rebounds, two assists, and a steal.

After missing Monday’s game in Cleveland, Tatum was reinstated to the Celtics’ lineup on Tuesday and instantly had a fruitful scoring session against the Cavaliers. The great forward did most of his damage from long range, and his average of 3.3 three-pointers per game puts him in sixth place in the NBA.

UPDATE (Mar. 07):

Jayson Tatum (knee) will sit out Monday’s game against the Cavaliers.

Since this is the second game in a row, and Tatum played a season-high 49 minutes the night before, his absence on Monday is probably due to rest or maintenance.