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February 25, 2015 Updates

Discussing his approach to recovery, Sullinger said, "Change the physique, change the way I look. That's the biggest thing, I think, is just change the way I look. I'm tired of looking on camera and just seeing how I look and seeing how I play during extended minutes. Conditioning's going to be a big factor." Sullinger has long called shedding weight a focus. He stated a goal of losing more than 20 pounds last offseason. He openly acknowledges his lack of conditioning and has always suggested he could reach another level with improvement in that area. Booth Newspapers

To this point in his career, he has never turned the corner and decided to get into elite shape. Why not? "I'm always the type of person that a lot switch has to happen," he said. "I developed my grades through a mistake I made with my father. By not doing my work, he sat me out. Next thing you know I was on honor roll. So I've always been that type of person. And sometimes I'm a little late with things, but as long as it happens, it happens. I got in better shape (this past offseason)," Sullinger added. "It's just there's another level to it. There's always another level for everybody. I just gotta take it to another level now. This year I came back in a little better shape, but obviously it wasn't good enough. Now I just have to get back to the grit, the grind, the usual, kind of break my body down just to build it back up. And I think that's what I'm going to do this summer." Booth Newspapers

February 23, 2015 Updates

Though Brad Stevens downplayed the chance that Jared Sullinger will need surgery in his recovery from a metatarsal fracture in his left foot, it’s clear that the big Celtics forward will have to adhere to a strict conditioning program. Asked about the 280-pound Sullinger’s battle with weight and how it might affect his rehabilitation, the Celtics coach replied that the rehab process will indeed be arduous. “The biggest thing is that he continues to really work on conditioning, because that is really important, but he’s going to have to rehab in some unique ways,” Stevens said yesterday. Boston Herald

February 22, 2015 Updates

The Boston Celtics announced today that, following further medical evaluation at the New England Baptist Hospital, it was determined that forward Jared Sullinger has sustained a left metatarsal stress fracture and will be out for the remainder of the 2014-15 regular season. NBA.com

February 21, 2015 Updates

The Celtics made a few additions to their roster on Thursday via trade, but they also lost a key player due to injury. The team announced late Thursday night that Jared Sullinger has been diagnosed with a left forefoot stress injury. The starting power forward has been sent back to Boston for further testing, and will be sidelined indefinitely. Boston Globe

February 20, 2015 Updates

The Celtics made a few additions to their roster on Thursday via trade, but they also lost a key player due to injury. The team announced late Thursday night that Jared Sullinger has been diagnosed with a left forefoot stress injury. The starting power forward has been sent back to Boston for further testing, and will be sidelined indefinitely. Boston Globe

February 19, 2015 Updates
February 7, 2015 Updates

Having been late to the Garden for the last two home affairs — and removed from the starting lineup because of it — the second-year Celt wasn’t about to cross his coach. Or his previous coach. The latter goes by the name of Satch Sullinger, or, to Jared, dad. The recent transgressions are being taken by the organization as a small frost heave in the road and will remain as such as long as his record on such issues remains as clean as it’s been prior. This is not a story about a young player gone wrong; it’s a family tale. And while the matter of the tardiness may be closed with coach Brad Stevens, the high school and home mentor had more to tell his son yesterday. “I texted him,” said Satch, “and I told him, ‘I love you and I’m always proud of you, and nothing will ever change that. But I’m going to be there for you even at times when you don’t want me there, because I will always be your dad.’ That’s what I sent him today.” Boston Herald

What he said to Jared earlier in the week was not as sweet. The former coach at Columbus Northland High had a few points to make. “With my program, I had a simple rule,” the elder Sullinger told the Herald after finishing a substitute teaching gig yesterday. “If you can’t be on time, be early. There’s no such thing as late. But he rode with me to practice because he lived with the coach. So he never was late. In college, they hand feed you. Everyone’s coming from the dorm. Now he’s a man. It’s a job. Boston Herald

His dad knew where the reply was originating, but he didn’t necessarily buy it. “In his mind, he’s going, ‘Other people might have done this. Other people might have done that.’ And he tried that with me,” said Satch. “My point was, ‘I don’t have a nickel or a dime with anyone else. You’re a Sullinger and you’re my son. I want to talk about you. I want to talk about your growth and your development and that maturity doesn’t take place until you start dealing in reality.’ Boston Herald

February 5, 2015 Updates

On Sunday he said the problem was a funeral procession. Yesterday, departing traffic from the Patriots parade was so thick, Jared Sullinger was late for his second straight pregame walkthrough. And so the Celtics forward was relegated to the bench for the second straight home game last night, a 104-100 victory over the Denver Nuggets. He didn’t play until the start of the second quarter, missed his first five shots, and ultimately won the game with two free throws with 22.8 seconds left. “It’s a great decision by coach,” Sullinger said dispassionately prior to the game. Boston Herald

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