According to the Cavs, Shaq will be getting surgery on the thumb he injured in the Celtics game. This is less than good. Getting Z back now becomes much, much more important for the rest of the regular season. According to Windhorst, the surgery means that Shaq’s regular season is pretty much over.
Hopefully, Shaq would be back in time for a potential playoff series. However this shakes out, this is going to be a major obstacle for the Cavs. Really a bummer because of how well Shaq has been playing lately.