Jayson Tatum injury Celtics star returns to Warriors game after scare

In a tense moment for Celtics fans during Tuesday’s game against the Warriors, star player Jayson Tatum experienced a scare as he appeared to roll his left ankle. The incident unfolded with 7:45 left in the first quarter, prompting concern among fans for the key player’s well-being.

Image showing Jayson Tatum injury Celtics star returns to Warriors game after scare

Tatum, however, managed to retreat to the Celtics locker room under his own power, providing a sigh of relief for fans. The apparent ankle injury occurred as Tatum seemed to step on the shoe of the Warriors’ Brandin Podziemski during play. Despite the visual impact, the incident did not involve significant force, and Tatum made his way to the locker room after twisting his ankle.

Up until the injury, Tatum had already contributed four points, two rebounds, and one assist on 2-for-3 shooting in the four minutes of play. Fortunately, the initial assessment did not suggest a severe injury, and Tatum’s return to the game confirmed the positive outcome. With 2:19 left in the first quarter, Tatum reappeared on the Celtics bench, walking unaided and without a limp.

Tatum’s resilience was further demonstrated as he made a triumphant return to the game, starting the second quarter without any visible hindrance. Celtics fans can now breathe a collective sigh of relief, as their star player overcame the scare and continued to contribute to the team’s efforts on the court.