Kelly Olynyk out at least a few weeks

Things didn't look good when Kelly Olynyk landed awkwardly on Thomas Robinson's foot during Thursday's win at Portland, and the second-year big man left the Moda Center on crutches.

Olynyk flew back to Boston for further testing and it was determined he could be out until after All-Star Break.

From Jay King's update on Mass Live:

Kelly Olynyk's MRI this weekend showed a few torn ligaments "typical" of a badly sprained ankle, head coach Brad Stevens said Sunday.

"Nothing broken," Stevens said at Oracle Arena about an hour before tip-off with the Golden State Warriors. "Out for a couple weeks, at least."

The Celtics' final game before the All-Star break is a Feb. 11 matchup with the Hawks, which is just a little more than two weeks out. If Olynyk's ankle isn't feeling 100 percent at that time, it would make sense to shelve him until after the break, giving him an extra nine days of rest before Boston takes on the Kings on Feb. 20.

With Olynyk on the shelf, Stevens has given a few more minutes to Tyler Zeller and Tayshaun Prince and even dusted off little-used veteran Gerald Wallace, who contributed six points in 20 minutes in two games since Olynyk's injury. Stevens could throw a few minutes to Shavlik Randolph in a pinch, but he hasn't played since coming over from Phoenix in a recent trade.

Olynyk's absence is certainly going to hurt. He's third on the team in scoring (11.1 points per game) and total rebounds (216, 5.4 per game). Thanks to his threat as a shooter and ability on the offensive glass (1.7 offensive boards per game), Boston scores 105.3 points per 100 possessions when Olynyk is on the floor compared to just 97.5 when he's not. The Celtics rebound better, assist more and turn the ball over less when Olynyk is in the game.

But Boston will have to cope without its top backup big for a few weeks at least. With winnable games against the Jazz, Timberwolves, Heat, Knicks and 76ers on the docket before the All-Star break, it would have been nice to have Olynyk available.

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