Friday, February 1st, 2013 at 4:16 pm  |  20 responses

Jared Sullinger’s Season Over Due to Back Injury

According to multiple reports, Boston Celtics rookie Jared Sullinger’s rookie season has been cut short by a back injury. He will reportedly undergo surgery. Per CSNNE: “Sullinger left the game after the first four minutes of Boston’s win over Sacramento with what team officials initially described as back spasms. It is unclear if the injury is related to the back concerns many teams had with Sullinger leading up to last June’s NBA draft. Without Sullinger, look for Brandon Bass to be back in the starting lineup and Chris Wilcox and Jason Collins to be the two primary bigs off the Celtics bench.”

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  • bravo

    Celtics wont make playoffs……..i hope (HATER)

  • bike

    “It is unclear if the injury is related to the back concerns many teams had with Sullinger leading up to last June’s NBA draft.”
    I’m betting it is. Sad.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    Damn….it’s over for the Celtics. This is a huge blow for a team that’s already at the bottom in terms of rebounding.

  • Max

    The Celtics rebounding just went from Brook Lopez to Andrea Bargnani.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Junior-Taylor/100003121138419 Junior Taylor

    So it went from bad to horrific?

  • Raheem Shabazz

    All a part of the NBA’s agenda

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    They knew this could happen when they drafted him, hopefully he can find way to have a long career.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    Time to blow up the Celtics.

  • The Philosopher

    Enter, Kenyon Martin…

  • Max


  • clydesays

    What the hell? He was having a solid year, esp. since Bass has been a no-show so far this season. As for the pick, the C’s couldn’t pass up talent like that late in the 1st round. He’s not a stick man like Oden or Livingston. He can bounce back.

  • jub_al

    werd. i mean, he can’t be THAT bad of a guy in the locker room can he? He was a solid performer for the Clippers last year.. I still don’t understand why the hate on him…

  • The Philosopher

    He would come with a good price, too.

  • candlewood jay

    stop up-voting your posts..lame.

  • Ugh

    Of course it is.
    Mind you, this might actually be good for his back issues. If they can surgically repair a long-term muscle injury it will hold up better than if it was left to cramp up due to structural issues, or if it had torn, which would inevitably happen if his hamstrings are as tight as reported.

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Sanchez

    im assuming this is why teams didnt wanna draft him

  • usda


  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    lol wut?

  • ErnieD

    Sully is a good student of the game, and will stick with Boston for a while. Don’t think he was a key component, however. His big problem was foul trouble… near the top of the list in fouls. For that, you can use Jason Collins. Wilcox is healthy now, and was playing great backup minutes last year before the heart issue. Expect his minutes and production to increase. C’s are back at .500 and 3-0 without Rondo. I won’t start whistling past the graveyard until either KG and Pierce catch the injury bug.

  • patrick

    how does one get a back injury like this in the first place i wonder?