The recent stretch of good news in Celtics land couldn’t go on forever. Luckily, this latest report should only be a minor speed bump. Reserve power forward Jared Sullinger, fresh off a fantastic 14 point effort last night against the Magic was absent from practice today in Waltham due to a sore right knee.
“He’s got a sore knee and they are doing an MRI just to check out and see what’s wrong,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens said today after practice. “Nothing conclusive, and certainly day-to-day it sounds like they are looking at, but we just don’t know yet, so we want to make sure.”
Well, the MRI results are in via the Celtics official Twitter account and the news is (relatively) good. Sullinger is day-to-day with a bone bruise in his right knee. For now, since he’s day-to-day, there is a possibility he’ll be back in action for tomorrow night’s game against the Charlotte Bobcats. If he’s still hobbled though, there’s no doubt that the team will be cautious with Sully, given the circumstances and their depth. Thankfully for Stevens, he has a more than capable replacement on the bench waiting his turn in Kris Humphries.
Humphries probably has earned so more minutes to begin with, but you never want them to come along as a result from injury. Boston is working from a position of strength in the frontcourt though.
So how exactly did Sullinger suffer this injury last night against the Magic? Video after the jump
With a hat-tip to MrTrpleDouble10 who found the play last night and tweeted it out, it appeared the injury occurred in the second quarter when Sullinger took a charge in the lane from Moe Harkless
We’ll be at the Garden tomorrow night with the latest news on Sullinger’s condition heading into the contest.