Kelly Olynyk has suffered a wrist injury while playing for Team Canada, according to a fan account from Spain. Team Canada did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup but has been playing international friendlies all across Europe over the past few weeks. Olynyk last suited up for Team Canada on August 7th in a game against Spain, but did not play today for Canada against Turkey in a 72-66 win.
The fan report (seen below as they reached out to our friends at CelticsBlog) indicates Canada coach Jay Triano (pictured below) said Olynyk had suffered a wrist injury and had returned to Boston. Canada has only one more international friendly game remaining after today on their European tour so Olynyk leaving the team early shouldn’t be alarming in terms of the severity of the wrist injury since he would have been probably been returning to Boston next week anyway. With that said, we are still trying to get additional confirmations on Olynyk’s ailment, so it’s something to keep an eye on moving forward.
Hi @celticsblog from Seville. Kelly Olynyk is out today from Canada Team. Confirmed by Jay Triano. Wrist damage. He’s going back to Boston.