Kelly Olynyk.

Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynyk out for two weeks with shoulder injury

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Boston Celtics' Kelly Olynykn had his bruised right shoulder reevaluated on Thursday, and it is estimated that he will be out for two weeks.

Celtics general manager Danny Ainge said that the 24-year-old had received treatment during the All-Star break, and the further evaluation has revealed he does need to spend more time on the sidelines, but he will not need surgery.

Olynykn injured his right shoulder back on February 10 when he was fouled by Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan. They thought he would be ready to go after the All-Star break, but the soreness lingered.

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Ainge said, according to ESPN: "It's still sore, and he received treatment throughout the All-Star break in Canada from his trainer there. He definitely won't be playing for the next couple weeks, it looks like. But we're not sure.

"Right now it's still sore and bothering him, and we don't need any surgery or [have] any long-term fears for him. But right now it's a short-term ailment that will keep him on the sidelines for, I'm guessing -- this is just a guess -- two weeks. I probably shouldn't say a word, but that's just what I think. We'll see though."

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For the time being, rookie Jordan Mickey will likely be Olynykn's replacement on the roster until he is able to play again. The 21-year-old was originally scheduled to join D-League side, the Maine Red Claws.

On the court,  backup center Tyler Zeller is expected to receive more playing time, and the team could go small with Jae Crowder and Jonas Jerebko at the power forward spot.

Olynyk is averaging 10.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.6 assists over 20.3 minutes per game on the season so far.

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