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Jared Sullinger’s rookie NBA campaign is over. Yahoo! Sports reported earlier today that the Celtics forward will undergo surgery on his injured back and miss the remainder of the season.
The 20-year old Sullinger had recently made his way into the Celts’ starting lineup and been a very effective contributor before experiencing back pain in the past two weeks. Sullinger left Wednesday night’s victory over Sacramento in the first quarter and missed the Celtics’ practice on Thursday after the pain worsened.
Coming out of Ohio State, Sullinger fell out of the draft lottery last June after concerns about the long-term durability of his back were raised. Unfortunately for Sullinger and the Celtics, the back issue has cut the rookie’s season short.
The injury bug has not been kind to the C’s this week, as this is the second season-ending injury that they’ve had to endure this week. Rajon Rondo went down with a torn ACL earlier in the week and is also done for the year.
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Boston's Jared Sullinger had some medical red flags regarding his back coming out of Ohio State, and now that injury will prematurely end his rookie NBA campaign.
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) February 1, 2013
After months of mocking the red flags that caused Jared Sullinger to drop to the Celtics in the NBA draft, it appears fears over Jared Sullinger’s back were legitimate.
Sullinger, who pulled...
Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger will require surgery on his back that will end the rookie’s season, according to A. Sherrod Blakelyof CSN New England."It's a tough blow, especially coming on the heels of Rajon's injury," said Danny Ainge, Boston's president of basketball operations. "Jared does something that ... he's been our best rebounder...
Boston Celtics first-round draft choice Jared Sullinger had back surgery on Friday and will miss the rest of the season.
The team said Sullinger underwent successful lumbar disc surgery. He is expected to be ready in time for next season's training camp.
Sullinger had been tabbed as a lottery pick before health concerns dropped him to 21st overall in the draft. He appeared...
Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury, league sources tell Y! Sports. He will need surgery.8 minutes ago via webReplyRetweetFavorite@WojYahooNBAAdrian WojnarowskiThis news comes from Adrian Wojnarowski and could not be more devastating for the Celtics. I was trying to maintain optimism after the Rondo injury, this one takes a lot of wind out my sails.
Not even a week after losing their All-Star point guard, Rajon Rondo to an ACL injury, the Celtics have now lost their promising rookie forward to a season-ending back injury. Sullinger underwent successful lumbar disc surgery Friday and is expected back at the start of next year’s training camp.
According to ESPN Boston:
Boston Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger underwent...
Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports has some more bad news for Celtics fans. Wojnarowski is reporting that Celtics promising rookie big man Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with a back injury.
We will have more information for our readers as the news comes out, but the news just got worst in Boston.
On the day after learning that former Ohio State forward Jared Sullinger was lost for the season, the Celtics spoke with another Buckeye big man trying to make an NBA comeback. Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald has confirmed that the Celtics met with Greg Oden today. Here are his quotes from team President Danny Ainge:
We wanted to talk to Greg to see where he is physically...
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The Celtics’ roster is suddenly lacking presence in the paint after it was announced Friday that rookie forward Jared Sullinger...
By Mike Shalin, The Sports Xchange BOSTON -- The short-handed Celtics won their third straight game Friday night, cruising to a 97-84 victory over the woeful Magic. Five days after he and his team learned Rajon Rondo would be lost for the season, rookie Jared Sullinger underwent back surgery and also will be lost for the year. But after beating Miami in double overtime Sunday...