BOSTON — There was a Kelly Olynyk sighting in the Boston Celtics' locker room prior to tonight's game against Cleveland.
The sprained right ankle injury that has sidelined him for the last three games has improved, but Olynyk said there's still no definitive timetable for his return to the court.
The 7-foot rookie suffered the injury against the Indiana Pacers on Nov. 22.
"It's getting better everyday," Olynyk said. "It's definitely trending in the right direction."
Prior to the injury, Olynyk had been inserted in the starting lineup and was starting to show the kind of all-around game that the Celtics believe he's capable of providing.
"It sucks," Olynyk said when asked about how it feels to not be playing now. "Every player wants to play. You want to go and help your team. That's what you love to do. Physically not being able to, is tough."
Olynyk has appeared in 14 games this season for the Celtics, averaging 7.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.