Derrick White of the Boston Celtics has had a tough week but he hasn’t slowed down.
On Tuesday night, White suffered a nasty injury while playing against the Milwaukee Bucks.
He got hit on the side of the head by Bucks players and immediately grabbed his ear, seemingly in immense pain.
The agony was so bad that White stuck around in Milwaukee that night in order to see an ear specialist as the rest of the Celtics headed back to Boston.
You would think he’d take a few days off after that sort of mishap.
But White was ready to play again just 24 hours later.
Derrick White is playing tonight with a "hole in his eardrum" 😳 pic.twitter.com/vdDt2r1AGO
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 16, 2023
White was a starter against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday, despite the fact that he was playing with a “hole in his eardrum.”
And not only did White play through that pain, but he also played for 26 minutes and scored 11 points and 6 assists.
White has been doing terrific work for his team over the last few weeks.
When Marcus Smart took time off in mid-January due to injury, White was ready to step up and do what was needed for his Celtics.
During Smart’s absence, White has averaged 19.3 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 5.8 assists.
For the season, White is averaging 11.8 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 3.8 assists.
He is showing why the Celtics are known as a very deep team with a roster full of great stars.
It’s not just Jayson Tatum’s team.
White will now get some time off because of the All-Star break and he will use that period to perfect his skills even more – and let his poor eardrum heal.NEXT: The Celtics Make It Official With Joe Mazzulla