When Jared Sullinger underwent back surgery last week, the hope was that the procedure would help alleviate any future back issues. According to Dr. Sean Rockett of Orthopedics New England, who spoke with CSNNE, that could definitely be the case. From the interview (link).
"If it's a straightforward disc, which is what it sounds like from the reports, then yeah, it could make him feel much more comfortable out there and he may have no further issues in the future," Rockett told Gary Tanguay on 'Sports Sunday'.
And will he recover in time for the playoffs?
"I wouldn't bet on it, no."
OK, so don't pencil Sully in for the playoffs, but overall this should be seen as good news. Of course whenever a player (or anybody for that matter) undergoes surgery, it's supposed to help solve the issue, but for Sullinger it seems like the procedure could cut off potentially debilitating back issues in the future. It's also relieving that Danny Ain...