Nov 9, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat center Chris Bosh (1) is pressured by Boston Celtics power forward Jared Sullinger (7) during the first half at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics’ F Jared Sullinger has an MRI on his knee


Boston Celtics’ forward Jared Sulliner had an MRI on his sore right knee on Tuesday.

During Monday’s 120-105 victory over the Orlando Magic, Sullinger was inadvertently hit in the knee by Magic swingman Maurice Harkless. Sullinger returned to the game, but had noticeable issues with his knee during practice Tuesday.

“He’s got a sore knee and they are doing an MRI just to check out and see what’s wrong,” Celtics head coach Brad Stevens told Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston. “Nothing conclusive, and certainly day to day it sounds like they are looking at, but we just don’t know yet, so we want to make sure.”

On the season, Sullinger is averaging 11.3 points, 5.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.9 blocks in only 19.9 minutes per game.

Sullinger’s biggest problem has been simply staying on the court. During his rookie season of 2012-13, Sullinger was limited to just 45 games because of his injuries. He was suspended for the season-opener do to a domestic problem.

Sullinger is listed as day-to-day.

The 4-4 Celtics will return to action when they host the Charlotte Bobcats Wednesday night at 7:30 pm EST.

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