Sullinger Prepared to Put Injury Behind Him
As Jared Sullinger grew in size, stature and dominance, it was evident to most that a future in the NBA was on the horizon even as his stock slid on draft night in 2012.
But a back injury that has since been surgically repaired, ended what had been a promising rookie season for the Celtics.
Months later, Sullinger is gradually regaining the strength that made him one of the few bright spots for the Celtics last season.
“I knew from the get-go that this [surgery] was going to happen,” Sullinger told Comcast SportsNet in the middle of a workout this summer at the Celtics’ practice facility. “I was hurt, and I knew I was going to have surgery. If it wasn’t this following year it would be next following year. So I kind of expected it, I wasn’t disappointed. I knew it was coming around the corner.”