Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - So much for Jared Sullinger missing the remainder of the season.
The Boston Celtics said in late February that a broken bone in the forward's left foot would keep him out for the rest of the campaign. He will, instead, return Friday against Milwaukee.
Sullinger suffered a metatarsal stress fracture in a Feb. 11 game against Atlanta and the team decided to shut him down a little more than a week later. The Celtics, on Friday, announced that the injury has healed completely.
"We are excited that Jared's recovery progressed quicker than initially expected," said Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge. "Jared was extremely diligent in his rehab, repeatedly expressing his eagerness to help our team reach the postseason. He will be available in a limited role this weekend as he works his way back to 100 percent game shape."
Sullinger has averaged 14.4 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 51 games this season.