Sullinger said Wednesday that he takes full blame for suffering a season-ending stress fracture in his left foot, and he promises to get in better shape moving forward. Ainge noted Thursday that he has addressed the Sullinger's conditioning issues "many, many times," and was not impressed by the results this season.
"All of our players have met conditioning, body fat, goals set by trainers, and Jared has not met them," Ainge said.
Sullinger was lost for the season on Sunday due to the injury, though at this point he will not require corrective surgery. He averaged 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds in 51 games while shooting 44.7 percent from the field.
The team announced Sunday that Sullinger would miss the remainder of the season due to the injury. Corrective surgery is not expected to be required on the injured foot.
Sullinger averaged 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds in 51 games while shooting 44.7 percent from the field.
Sullinger suffered a left metatarsal stress fracture in his foot. He had been experiencing pain in his foot, but was hoping it was just a sprain. After further medical testing, the fracture was revealed.
In 51 games, Sullinger is averaging 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds. Forward
Coach Brad Stevens said surgery is not expected to be needed to fix the injury, the team announced.
Coach Brad Stevens broke the news to reporters during a press conference on Thursday. Sullinger has a stress reaction in his foot, and was spotted wearing a walking boot during the team shootaround. Sullinger is averaging 14.4 points and 8.1 rebounds per game.
Sullinger believed the issue was just a sprain, and had hoped the All-Star break would heal the injury. The situation got worse during practice on Wednesday, causing the team to take a closer look at the issue, according to Celtics.com. Sullinger does not believe he'll need surgery to correct the issue.
The team announced Thursday night that Sullinger will return to Boston for further evaluation.
Sullinger shot 6-15 from the field, including 1-2 from beyond the arc. He sunk all four of his free throws, finishing with 17 points. Sullinger was active on the boards as well, pulling down 15 rebounds. He added two assists, one steal and one blcok during the contest.
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