Report: Celtics rook Sullinger to miss rest of year
Summary of 6 articles · Updated Feb 1, 2013
The Boston Globe reported Thursday that Celtics coach Doc Rivers referred to Sullinger’s injury as “spasms” and indicated that he didn’t expect Sullinger to miss a significant period of time. “I’m not that concerned. Celtics rookie forward Jared Sullinger will reportedly undergo back surgery that will end his 2012-13 season. Sullinger played just four minutes in Boston’s 99-81 win over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday and he did not participate in the Celtics’ Thursday practice. Sullinger, red-flagged before June's draft because of back issues, had been experiencing soreness before spasms chased him from Wednesday's win over the Sacramento Kings after four minutes of play. For the second time in less than a week, Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers had to tell his team that they would be without a key contributor for the remainder of the season. "Losing Rondo was big enough for us and now we're losing Sully, one of the best rebounders on the team," guard Courtney Lee said. "It was definitely shocking.