Boston Celtics forward Jared Sullinger underwent back surgery in February. The procedure was not unexpected, as Sullinger’s back ailment is what caused him to fall to No. 21 overall and allowed the Celtics to select him last year. It ended his 2012-13 season, but he now tells Jay King of Mass Live that he’s “completely fixed.”
"It's completely fixed, so you can run and tell that," he said while helping Sun Life Financial to improve and redesign the Victory Programs' Revision Family Home in Dorchester.
"I don't know," Sullinger said. "I haven't fully did a max jump or anything, so I really couldn't tell you. It's going to be interesting to see. I'm just as dumb as you are at this point of knowing what my career will hold in the future."
Sullinger averaged 6.0 points and 5.9 rebounds during his injury-shortened rookie season. The Celtics are hoping he’ll be able to return to provide them a similar presence under the glass and that his back cooperates.