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Olynyk returns to practice for ailing C's

3/4/2014

WALTHAM, Mass. -- Boston Celtics rookie Kelly Olynyk returned to practice Tuesday to test out a sprained big toe on his left foot that has sidelined him the past two games.

Olynyk will be reevaluated on Wednesday morning to determine his game status for Wednesday's visit from the Golden State Warriors.

The Celtics, beset by recent injuries, are finally starting to get bodies back. Jared Sullinger, who missed three games with a concussion, returned for Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers, and Olynyk's return would add another key frontcourt body.

Starting shooting guard Avery Bradley is expected to undergo an MRI on Wednesday to gauge his return status. Bradley sprained his right ankle in late January and has missed 14 of the past 17 games as the team takes his return slowly.

Bradley returned for three games in early February, but has missed the last eight games and hasn't dressed since Feb. 9.

"I just talked to [Bradley], he feels much better than he felt even before he came back the first time," said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. "Hopefully he’s given the clearance soon. That will be depending on the MRI and the reevaluation, which will be [later this week]."

Gerald Wallace underwent season-ending surgery on his knee and ankle on Tuesday. Rookie center Vitor Faverani remains sidelined by swelling in his left knee that could require a small surgical procedure moving forward.

Until Olynyk and Bradley return, the Celtics have only 10 available bodies, including the recent signing of Chris Babb to a 10-day contract.