Celtics' Olynyk undergoes successful shoulder surgery

Updated Mar. 4, 2020 5:58 p.m. EST

BOSTON (AP) The Celtics say Kelly Olynyk has undergone successful surgery on his injured right shoulder which bothered him late in the season.

The team said Tuesday that the 7-footer had arthroscopic surgery on the shoulder on Monday. The procedure was for recurrent subluxations, or when the shoulder partially slips in and out of the socket.

He aggravated a previous injury to the shoulder in Game 1 of the Boston's first round playoff series with Atlanta, causing him to miss Games 2 and 3. The Celtics lost the series 4-2.

Olynyk will begin an immediate rehabilitation program, but a time frame for his return to basketball has not yet been determined.


He just completed his third season with Boston, averaging 10 points and 4.1 rebounds, while shooting 40.5 percent from the 3-point line.