Kelly Olynyk Confirms He Tweaked His Wrist Playing For Team Canada

by abournenesn

August 12, 2014

Kelly OlynykKelly Olynyk has had quite the overseas tour.

Playing for Team Canada as part of a trip across Europe, the Boston Celtics forward landed on the blooper reel a week ago when he got his foot stuck in a billboard while chasing down a loose ball.

A few days later, Olynyk sat out an exhibition game against Turkey, sparking a few rumors that he might be injured.

The 23-year-old confirmed those rumors on Tuesday, admitting to’s Chris Forsberg that he sustained a minor wrist injury during an awkward fall in game action.

“It?ll be alright,” Olynyk told Forsberg. “It?s not career-ending.”

That’s good news for Celtics fans, who have all probably witnessed Paul George’s gruesome leg injury suffered during a Team USA scrimmage that will cause him to miss the entire 2014-15 season.

Team Canada is scheduled to return home Thursday, but Olynyk came back a few days early as a precautionary measure.

The Celtics could benefit greatly this season from a healthy Olynyk, who averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 20 minutes per game during his rookie campaign but is expected to shoulder more of a load in 2014-15.

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