Feb 7, 2014; Boston, MA, USA; Boston Celtics center Kelly Olynyk (41) reacts after a basket during the second half against the Sacramento Kings at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Boston Celtics’ Kelly Olynyk returns to practice


Boston Celtics’ big man Kelly Olynyk has had a very promising rookie season.

Obviously, like any rookie, there have been ups and downs. Last Monday, in a 110-98 loss to the Utah Jazz, Olynyk had one of his biggest ups, scoring 21 points on eight-of-13 shooting to go with eight rebounds, four assists and a steal.

However, Olynyk injured his toe and has missed the last two games.

Olynyk returned to practice on Tuesday, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston.

Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk returned to practice Tuesday to test out a sprained big toe on his left foot that has sidelined him the past two games.

Olynyk will be reevaluated on Wednesday morning to determine his game status for Wednesday’s visit from the Golden State Warriors.

The Celtics, beset by recent injuries, are finally starting to get bodies back. Jared Sullinger, who missed three games with a concussion, returned for Saturday’s game against the Indiana Pacers, and Olynyk’s return would add another key frontcourt body.

On the season, the 16th overall pick of the 2013 Draft, is averaging 7.1 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 18.9 minutes per game.

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