Report: Olynyk injures wrist playing for Canada

Report: Olynyk injures wrist playing for Canada
August 11, 2014, 3:00 pm
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Celtics big man Kelly Olynyk hurt his wrist while playing for Team Canada in Spain, was held out of game against Turkey on Sunday and is returning to Boston, according to a fan's tweet posted on Bleacher Report.

Canada did not qualify for the FIBA World Cup but has been playing international games in Europe this summer. Olynyk, the second-year 7-footer from British Columbia via Gonzaga, averaged 8.7 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Celtics in his rookie season. He last played for Team Canada Aug. 7 against Spain.

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The fan report (tweeted to @CelticsBlog) indicates Canada coach Jay Triano said Olynyk had suffered a wrist injury and had returned to Boston. Canada has only one more international friendly game remaining after today on their European tour so Olynyk leaving the team early shouldn’t be alarming in terms of the severity of the wrist injury since he would have been probably been returning to Boston next week anyway. With that said, we are still trying to get additional confirmations on Olynyk’s ailment, so it’s something to keep an eye on moving forward.