Jared Sullinger spent some time injured this year for Ohio State. Now, if NBA doctors are correct, he might be dogged by injuries for a bit longer. Specifically, NBA doctors were concerned about an area of Sullinger’s back. According to Sullinger’s father in a conversation with ESPN’s Andy Katz, it isn’t that big of a deal.
“He had a bulging area that was due to his hamstring and quads being so tight,” Satch Sullinger told ESPN.com senior college basketball writer Andy Katz in a phone call Monday afternoon. “It pulled on his hip flexor and he’s been taking care of it to loosen it. You can call it a red flag if you want. But it’s tight hamstring and tight quads. He’s been to doctors, he’s doing yoga and deep tissue massage. The flexibility is helping take the pressure off the area.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but this means Jared Sullinger just came back onto the Cavs radar. As a former Buckeye I hope for the best for Sullinger, but if he must drop and the Cavs have any kind of chance on him later in the draft, it’d hard to be argue against the talented ‘tweener.
Of course, I’m sure some of you will still want to steer clear anyway.