Kelly Olynyk sprained his ankle against the Pacers on Friday night, and did not travel with the team to Atlanta on Saturday. It's safe to say he won't be playing tonight in Charlotte either. Celtics coach Brad Stevens said Olynyk was also dealing with a minor hamstring injury, and that some extra rest might be good for the rookie. From CSNNE's A. Sherrod Blakely:
Kelly Olynyk's right ankle sprain may keep the 7-foot rookie sidelined for a couple of weeks, according to his head coach. Olynyk has not had an MRI performed, and a team official told CSNNE.com that an MRI was not scheduled. "He had a little bit of a hamstring (injury) that he was dealing with too," Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told reporters on Saturday. "That scares me more because that can become a lingering thing. Sometimes it's a blessing in disguise when you roll an ankle," Stevens said. "Let's hope that's the case in Kelly's situation."
Brandon Bass got the start at center in Olynyk's absence on Saturday, however Vitor Faverani is also a likely choice to fill in. Kris Humphries may get a shot at seeing some legitimate minutes as well.
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