Ainge Admits Sullinger Back Issue Could Require Surgery
Danny Ainge revealed that Jared Sullinger has a herniated disk.
"There are some issues there," said Ainge. "Our medical staff thinks that short-term and long-term there may be some maintenance issues with the back. Doc Rivers played with a herniated disk for 13 years. It may need surgery at some point, it may not."
Sullinger’s back issue was red-flagged prior to the draft, but Ainge said the team was comfortable taking him.
"Length is an issue," said Ainge. "He has good width. There were a lot of these same kinds of issues with Glen Davis when he came into the league. Guys that are smart and have a good touch make the adjustment."