Boston Celtics star Jayson Tatum will miss Sunday’s game against the Washington Wizards with a left ankle sprain, the NBA team said Saturday.
Tatum, who was injured in a loss to the Chicago Bulls on Monday, will miss his first game of the season after playing in all 19 of Boston’s games as they build a league-leading record of 15-4.
Despite taking a knock on Monday, he went head-to-head with Dallas star Luka Doncic on Wednesday, scoring 37 points in the Celtics’ win over the Mavericks.
He delivered another 30-point performance in a win over the Sacramento Kings on Friday.
Tatum, who is also “managing” a left wrist injury, recently told the Boston Globe he would prefer to play every game, even if Celtics management might want him to rest.
“I saw I played the most minutes in the NBA last year,” Tatum told the newspaper.
“Obviously I’m fortunate and blessed to not have had many injuries, but I do pride myself on always being available.”