Jared Sullinger Out for Season after Foot Injury

Jared Sullinger

Jared Sullinger is set to hit the treatment table for the rest of the season after breaking a bone in his foot.

Boston announced the bad news on Sunday, after Sullinger was sent back to Massachusetts on Thursday.

The team doctor diagnosed the Boston forward with a stress fracture based in one of his left metatarsals.

The course of action is yet to be determined for Sullinger, but regardless of the treatment he won’t be back in action ahead of the season’s end.

Sullinger has been one of Boston’s best players this season. He’s averaged a team-high 14.4 points per game, whilst also grabbing 8.1 rebounds per game.

Boston has had a tumultuous 2014/15 season, trading away Rajon Rondo and stumbling to a 20-32 record.

Celtics’ Playoff Hopes Without Sullinger

The Celtics still have a realistic chance to make the playoffs, only sitting a few games behind the 8th seeded Nets and 7th seeded Heat.

Miami are also expected to struggle after losing all-star power forward Chris Bosh for six months following blood clots on his lungs.

However, Boston will find it hard to push on without their leading scorer in Sullinger, and will need other players to step up their game to succeed.

One player most Celtics fans will be looking to is Isaiah Thomas, who was traded to the team from Phoenix on the trade deadline.

Isaiah Thomas is an exciting prospect for Boston

The point guard is seen as a good replacement for Rondo and brings some high calibre scoring to the franchise having averaged 15.2ppg over 46 games this season.

Evan Turner will also be leaned upon, and has proven his ability to take charge with some notable game winners over his career.

Other players like Kelly Olynyk and Brandon Bass could also supply some more scoring to help make up for Sullingers’ absence.

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Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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