Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas received a platelet-rich plasma injection Wednesday for a groin strain and said he will miss his second straight game on Friday against the Toronto Raptors.Thomas ruled himself out Thursday afternoon while noting its not easy for him to sit out again. Before missing Wednesdays game, Thomas had appeared in 103 consecutive regular-season games for the Celtics.I trust in those guys. They played a hell of a game [Wednesday]. Theyll be ready [Friday], Thomas told reporters during a Season of Giving Event at the teams practice facility. I wont be playing [Friday]. But theyll be ready.Im going to do whatever I can to get back out there on the court. Its eating me alive to not be able to participate, not to be able to play, but I gotta be smart about this because I dont want this to linger on for the rest of the season.Thomas said that, if this were a playoff game, he would participate. But he noted the team is playing it safe early in the season and he remains day-to-day.I gotta do whats best for my body, he said.Thomas, who injured his groin during the first half of Mondays loss to the Houston Rockets, flew back to Boston on Tuesday and missed the Celtics 117-87 triumph in Orlando on Wednesday night.Thomas had the injection into a thigh muscle, according to Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge.I think that its just day-to-day. I mean, he is a warrior. He loves to play, Ainge said on Boston sports radio 98.5 The Sports Hub. Hell be back faster than most players would be back after an injury.The Celtics have a day off Saturday before opening a two-game road trip in Oklahoma City on Sunday. Boston has a two-day break before playing a nationally televised game on ESPN against San Antonio on Wednesday night. The Celtics could elect to give Thomas extended rest before he returns to game action.Thomas, an All-Star last season, is the sixth Boston player to miss time due to injury this season. Boston utilized its sixth different starting lineup combination Wednesday against the Magic.Thomas is averaging a career-best 26 points per game this season and is second in the East in scoring, only behind Torontos DeMar DeRozan.The Raptors sit atop the Atlantic Division, 1.5 games ahead of Boston, entering Thursdays action. Jared McCann Jersey . This should be celebrated because it will not always be this way. With the amount of money given to players by their clubs these days, it is a wonder that so many of those teams allow the sport to continue to take away many of their assets so they can play for a different team in the middle of their season. Cheap Adidas Panthers Jerseys . Listen to the game live on TSN Radio 1050 at 7pm et. 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Here are some things to watch (all times local):TRACK AND FIELDThe title of worlds fastest man goes on the block when Jamaican Usain Bolt , American Justin Gatlin and the other sprinters take to the track. The 100 meter final is at 10:25 p.m. following three rounds of semifinals that start at 9 p.m.Bolt won his first heat of the games in 10.07 seconds Saturday. Hes still a favorite for an unprecedented third straight gold, despite a sore hamstring that forced him from the world championships last month.Gatlin took Saturdays fastest time in the heats.Andrew Fisher, a Jamaican who competes for Bahrain, Jamaican Yohan Blake, Americans Marvin Bracy and Trayvon Bromell and Frenchman Christophe Lemaitre also qualified for the semis.The 400 finals, at 10 p.m., is shaping up to be a titanic showdown between LaShawn Merritt, Kirani James and Wayde van Niekerk.Defending Olympic champion James ran the fastest time of the heats Friday. Merritt is the 2008 champion and van Niekerk is a South African who surprised those two to win the world championships last year.Women take to the track for the 400 semifinals starting at 8:35 p.m. Shaunae Miller, of the Bahamas, has the fastest time in the event this year. Competition in the finals should include Americans Allyson Felix and Phyllis Francis.For the first time in an Olympics, triplets will compete in an event. The Luik sisters from Estonia are part of the marathon field that heads out at 9:30 a.m.GYMNASTICSOlympic all-around champion Simone Biles goes for her third gold in Rio when she competes in the womens vault final at 2:47 p.m. The 19-year-old already has two golds during the games after leading the Final Five to the team title and becoming the fourth straight American woman to win the all-around last week. Biles biggest challenge will come from Russias Maria Paseka, who upset Biles at the 2015 world championships.Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan, competing in her record seventh Olympics , will also try to reach the podium. The 41-year-old captured silver on the vault in Beijing in 2008.Two other members of the Final Five will attempt to add to their medal haul.World champion Madison Kocian posted the top score during qualifying for the uneven bars, finals for which are held at 4:21 p.m. Gabby Douglas , the Olympic all-around champion in 2012, is also in the final, as is defending Olympic uneven bars champion Aliya Mustafina of Russia.British teammates Louis Smith and Max Whitlock will square off in the pommel horse final at 3:34 p.m. The field also includes American Alex Naddour and Ukrainian Oleg Verniaiev, who was a narrow second to Japans Kohei Uchimura in the mens all-around last week.Americans Sam Mikulak and Jake Dalton posted the top scores during qualifying on mens floor exercise. Uchimuraa and Brits Whitlock and Christian Thomas are also in the group of eight finalists who start at 2 p.ddddddddddddm.TENNISDefending champion Andy Murray of Britain tries to become the first player to win two Olympic singles golds, facing Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in the mens final at 3:30 p.m. And Venus Williams can become the first tennis player with five career golds, pairing with Rajeev Ram against Bethanie Mattek-Sands and Jack Sock in an all-American mixed doubles final at 2 p.m.At 1:30 p.m. Rafael Nadal plays Japans Nishikori Kei for the bronze.The womens doubles gold will either go to Martina Hingis and Timea Bacsinszky of Switzerland or Ekaterina Makarova and Elena Vesnina of Russia. They play at 12 p.m.GOLFBritains Justin Rose made two eagles in the opening five holes Saturday on the way to a 6-under 65, giving him a one-shot lead over Swedens Henrik Stenson going into the final round at Olympic Golf Course. Play begins at 7 a.m. on the way to the awarding of golfs first Olympic medals since 1904.BASKETBALLThe U.S. mens team plays France at 2:15 p.m. and theyre being dogged by questions over where the dominating team of years past has gone. The U.S. has had two straight close games, against Australia and Serbia. France routed Venezuela on Friday.At 12:15 p.m., the U.S. women play the Chinese. The Americans were out of synch Friday against Canada , but turned up the defense and still won.BEACH VOLLEYBALLWomens quarterfinals start at 4 p.m. Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross will be back out for a midnight match, facing Australias Taliqua Clancy and Louise Bawden.BOXINGThe mens light fly final bout is at 2:15 p.m., featuring Uzbekistans Hasanboy Dusmatov against Colombias Yurberjen Herney Martinez. Dusmatov on Friday beat American Nico Hernandez , who will get bronze and end a medal drought for the U.S. that stretched to 2008.FENCINGThe mens epee team gold medal match starts at 6:30 p.m. Individual gold medalist Sangyoung Park will start his day against Hungary at 10:30 a.m.TRACK CYCLINGIn the velodrome, defending gold medalist Jason Kenny meets Callum Skinner in an all-Brit final in the mens sprint at 5:40 p.m. The medals will give Britain four golds and five overall through the first six events of the 10-event program.WRESTLINGWrestling might look like a brand new sport to the casual viewer when it makes its Olympic return Sunday when Greco-Roman grapplers take to the mat.The worlds oldest sport underwent major changes after being forced to apply for reinstatement to the IOC in 2013.Matches now feature two 3-minute periods with cumulative scoring, a move designed to stop wrestlers from sitting on a lead as they often did under the old best-of-three format.---AP Summer Games website: http://summergames.ap.org Wholesale NFL Womens Jerseys China Womens NFL Jerseys Nike NFL Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys Outlet Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Wholesale NFL White Jerseys Discount Jerseys ' ' '