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Your Morning Dump… Where Kelly Olynyk’s plantar fasciitis is improving

Chuck - Red's Army August 24, 2013 Celtics News, Kelly Olynyk, The Morning Dump 13 Comments

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Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump.

“[The plantar fasciitis] is improving,” said Olynyk. “I just have to keep working to get it better every day, doing things I can do. The [team] doctors here have been great. I just need to keep working to be ready for season.”

Olynyk said the plantar fasciitis had been lingering and likely flared after the Orlando Summer League. He still spent a week around the Canadian national team hoping to bond with a young core it has put together.

“They had me in there week or so, just to be and feel a part of it and to have that chemistry and bond,” said Olynyk, who noted he hopes to be part of the national team after being in the program in recent years. “I would love to [compete for Canada]. It’s a real sense of pride and passion to play for your country and have your country across chest. It’s something I want to do in the future.”

ESPN Boston

There are certain word strings that scare the sh*t out of me:

  • I’m late.
  • Antibiotics won’t cure this…
  • We’re eliminating your position and replacing you with a teenage intern
  • Your divorce attorney is on line 1
  • Your ex-wife is on line 2
  • Lingering plantar fasciitis

In all seriousness, Kelly Olynyk’s foot injury doesn’t appear to be a big deal. But you can never be too cautious when it comes to big men and foot/knee injuries (see Oden, Greg; Bowie, Sam; Walton, Bill).

Back surgery cut short Jared Sullinger’s promising rookie season. I’d hate to see a similar scenario with Olynyk. Heck, next season is going to be hard enough.

The rest of the links:

CSNNE – Olynyk on road to recovery | ESPN Boston – Summer forecast: Biggest underachiever | Ric Bucher – DH wanted D’Antoni fired, Kobe amnestied |

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  • Curt Hays

    Chuck…I’m late. We need to talk.

    • Raoul

      The Chuck Hays baby

      • Curt Hays

        Is that the Pittkham kid?

        • Raoul

          I’m not sure what Pittkham is, but Chuck Hayes is mostly known for being a Rocket, and Celtics were once reported to be going after him. Kings now.

  • Brian Pahlm

    He should be fine. With rest and modern medicine we got nothing 2 worry about. Tommy had to retire because of the same issue but times have changed. 7 footers with solid fundamentals are very rare. The one and done guys are all the rage but for most of these guys it takes most of their rookie contract to develop. A guy like kelly will have a much quicker impact and allow you greater financial flexibility.

    • Frank Aziza

      Have you seen the Celtics string of bad luck with injuries, deaths and hearts? Going back to Len Bias it’s been disaster after disaster. Whatever jinx is following this organization tried to hex the 08 finals. Pierce wheel chair game one, Perkins shoulder went out around game 5 and Rondo had to play on one ankle, lets not forget Ray Allen’s eye in game 6. The most blessed franchise turned into the most cursed franchise starting after the 86 finals. By the way, that’s the moment they hired Ed Lacerte as trainer. I would fire him and see if luck changes. Certain people are bad luck, I won’t be around certain friends during games because they are bad luck. I think Ed is one of those types, it’s the only thing that adds up. Lol I’m kind of serious.

      • RedsLoveChild

        Firing Lacerte can`t hurt. Trainers are a dime a dozen, and 27 years is long enough. Whose to say he is not bad luck?

        However, Celtic injury curse does pre-date 1986 : Maxwell`s knee cost them dearly in the `85 Finals….Archibald`s shoulder in `82 ECF…Havlicek`s shoulder in `73 ECF…Russell`s ankle in `58 Finals.

        • Frank Aziza

          True but they still were very successful until Bias. But glad you don’t think I’m a nut. Lol

          • Duncan1

            maybe we should give him the Italian horn for good luck

          • RedsLoveChild

            Seriously…I think you`re on to something!

            I didn`t know Lacerte began working for Boston in `86, when things really started to spin out of control. Fire his ass!!!

  • MrCuret

    Well, he can always go Dwayne Wade’s route & get the OssaTron done. The OssaTron is a high energy shock wave treatment that has a remarkably high success rate. It is used to provide a non-surgical alternative for patients diagnosed with plantar fasciitis. Recovery time is 12 weeks.

    • Raoul

      Very nice. Did some quick research and you’re right. 80%+ success rate with just 1 treatment, plus a 2nd treatment is always recommended upon success of 1st treatment, just for good measure. It would take Kelly away from being able to work on everything he needs to before the season starts, but better have that time spent now and on the Celtics’ own terms.

  • kobe_beef2424

    another bust