Kelly Olynyk inadvertently reveals Dougie Hamilton’s injury
Ever since Dougie
Hamilton was injured and was projected to be out “indefinitely,” Bruins fans
didn’t hear much from the organization about the extent of the injury itself.
It looks like we may have an answer to that question, and it came from the
unlikeliest of sources.
Kelly Olynyk, a center
for the Boston Celtics, is good friends with Dougie Hamilton, being Canadian
boys and playing in Boston. Last night, he played with a bruised, swollen eye in
the Celtics’ win against the Indiana Pacers, and he sure looked like Frankenstein
doing it (see above). At the end of the game, the eye was so swollen that it was shut
completely, making it more amazing that he had such a good performance on the
court with 19 points.
People wondered why he
played in the first place. Playoff hunt aside, he cited another reason that
came as a bit of a shocker for Bruins fans:
“Yeah, but I remember two days ago I was talking to Dougie Hamilton.
I was texting Dougie Hamilton, and he told me that he broke his ribs
and he was trying to come back before the playoffs. And I was like,
‘Man, I can’t sit out. He’s going to rip me.” - via CBS
The Bruins organization
probably didn’t see that coming. Perhaps they might have a talk with Kelly
Olynyk sometime soon. The Bruins are pretty tight knit when it comes to injury
details, so this may have upset them a bit.
On an important note,
it’s good to know what Dougie Hamilton is dealing with. Broken ribs are very
painful and the healing time may vary on the severity of the fracture. The
positive note here is that he aims to be back before the playoffs, which would
mean a return within the next two weeks. Hopefully, he heals quickly.
Until then, Kelly Olynyk will
have to watch what he says. And let’s hope that eye heals up soon, for his
personal life’s sake.
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