The Celtics received some very surprising and very good news Friday afternoon. It’s been exactly 50 days since Jared Sullinger last played in a game for Boston, but it looks like that number has a chance to stop there as early as Friday night against the Bucks.
Sullinger’s last game came in what might be the turning point of the season, the 89-88 upset win over Atlanta on the final day before the All-Star break. Shortly before games were set to start back up again for the unofficial second half of the season, Sullinger was ruled out indefinitely due to a foot injury. A day or two later, Sullinger was labeled done for the season thanks to a stress fracture in his foot. The Celtics were pretty devastated. They had just acquired Isaiah Thomas from Phoenix and had already traded away their two best players in Rajon Rondo and Jeff Green. Sullinger had been the team’s leading scorer, rebounder, and best player after the departures of Rondo and Green.
The team announced Friday that Sullinger is completely healed and cleared to play immediately. Continue reading Jared Sullinger No Longer Out for Season »