In team Canada’s first exhibition game, Kelly Olynyk scored a team-high 18 points, helping his native country defeat the Ukraine. However, as the Canadian national team’s tour of Europe progressed, the Celtics big man has gotten his foot caught in a billboard, and now, Olynyk has confirmed that he tweaked his wrist. Fortunately, the injury is not serious and he told Chris Forsberg, “It’ll be alright” and jokingly added that the injury is not career-threatening.
Team Canada returns home on Thursday, but after sitting out an exhibition game against Turkey, Olynyk flew back a few days early, as a precautionary measure.
Today, he joined Celtics co-owner Steve Pagliuca in New Hampshire, for a Shamrock Foundation event at Canobie Lake Park.
The 23-year-old averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, while averaging 20 minutes a contest during his rookie season. Luckily, for both Kelly Olynyk and the Celtics, the injury is a minor one and should not impede the progress that he has been making this offseason. Olynyk’s development in his second season in the NBA, figures to be one of the more exciting storylines to watch, from a team perspective.