Wallace undergoes surgery; Olynyk practices

Wallace undergoes surgery; Olynyk practices
March 4, 2014, 12:45 pm
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Gerald Wallace collides with a Kings defender in the Celtics' 99-89 victory.

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WALTHAM, Mass. — Gerald Wallace underwent successful surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee and bone spurs on his left ankle.

And with those two surgeries, Wallace's first season with the Boston Celtics is now officially over.

"The ankle alone was three to four months to be cleared," said Celtics head coach Brad Stevens. "He's out (for the season)."

If only that were the only injury of note for the Celtics.

Avery Bradley (ankle) remains out and is scheduled to have another MRI on Wednesday.

"I just talked to him (Bradley)," said Stevens of Bradley. "He feels much better, even before he came back the first time. So hopefully he's given the clearance soon. That'll be dependent on the MRI and the evaluation."

In addition, the Celtics have been without Kelly Olynyk (toe) the last two games, but the 7-foot rookie was able to practice on Tuesday.

Olynyk's status for Wednesday's game against Golden State will hinge on how he feels tomorrow morning after  doctors re-evaluate him.

The news remains murky when it comes to Vitor Faverani's availability going forward. The 6-foot-11 big man has a left knee injury that might require minor surgery to get in and see more closely why the knee has been so problematic for him.

"I rest two or three days, it's looking good," Faverani told CSNNE.com. "I come to the court, try to run, make some shots and the next day, it's swelling up. So I don't know what's happening."