Jared Sullinger Returns Early from Stress Fracture

Back in late February, the Boston Celtics ruled out Jared Sullinger for the remainder of the season due to a metatarsal stress fracture. The big fella has healed completely, and will be available to play Friday night.

Sullinger has battled weight issues and injuries, but he’s now ready to re-join the C’s improbable quest for a Playoff seed.

Understandably, Sullinger will be on a minutes restriction as he works his way back.

From the press release:

The Boston Celtics announced today that Jared Sullinger’s metatarsal stress fracture has healed completely and that he will be available for this evening’s game at TD Garden against the Milwaukee Bucks.


“We are excited that Jared’s recovery progressed quicker than initially expected,” said Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge. “Jared was extremely diligent in his rehab, repeatedly expressing his eagerness to help our team reach the postseason. He will be available in a limited role this weekend as he works his way back to 100 percent game shape.”