Jan 25, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Hawks center Al Horford (15) shoots over Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger (7) in overtime at Philips Arena. The Hawks won 123-111. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Jared Sullinger will miss the rest of the season with back injury


Jared Sullinger will be out for the remainder of the season with an apparent back injury. Andrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reported this first via twitter.

The hits just keep on coming for the Celtics. Not even one week after losing Rajon Rondo, the Celtics lose Sullinger who had just earned a starting position permanently. Sullinger only played four minutes against the Orlando Magic with apparent back spasms.

Sully was red flagged medically when coming out of Ohio State for back problems. The Celtics were said to be taking a huge gamble on someone who was a lottery pick before his medical red flag. Now with this happening, its obvious that those red flags were something serious.

It’ll be interesting to see where Ainge goes from here. Fab Melo has already been recalled from the D-League and he’ll surely get some playing time now. Ainge has also said that he isn’t he isn’t immediately going to move anyone.

We’ll see what happens from here.

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