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.”
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.
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