Kelly Olynyk Recovering from Plantar Faciitis

Jul 2, 2013; Boston, MA, USA; Recently drafted Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) poses for a photo in the score board of the green monster before the game between the Boston Red Sox and the San Diego Padres at Fenway Park. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

It was reported last month that Kelly Olynyk had plantar faciitis. That worried a lot of Celtics fans because that’s a nagging injury that could bother Olynyk all season once it starts. Luckily, they got the chance to deal with it during the summer and not in the middle of November or December, but its still not something that you’d like to hear from a player you just drafted with your first round pick.

Well, good news Celtics fans. Olynyk said that his condition is improving and he’s working with Celtics’ team doctors to ensure that the injury doesn’t linger throughout the season according to Chris Foresberg of ESPN Boston.

The fact that Olynyk and team doctors caught this injury before it got to a critical point is huge. Training camp is right around the corner so they needed to save whatever time they could. The season is starting in about three months, so its possible that he could make a full recovery by then. Without him playing or practicing on it thus far, the injury shouldn’t be one that lingers around.

This is great news for a team looking to see what it has in its young players.

Topics: Boston Celtics, Kelly Olynyk, Plantar Faciitis

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  • invictus2

    “Plantar fasciitis is caused by straining the ligament that supports your arch.” I hope the Celtics are getting him the best most supportive footwear in the world. Is there such a thing as a physical motion coach. Olynyk’s condition could easily worsen into a debilitating condition. Go slow Celtics. Don’t be short sighted. And Boston sports, please no stories tearing Olynyk down for not being tough, or willing to play hurt.

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