Celtics’ Kristaps Porzingis is on a 4-6 week rehab plan, anticipated to be prepared for coaching camp


Porzingis will miss the FIBA World Cup and give attention to rehabbing his foot.

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The Celtics introduced Wednesday morning that Kristaps Porzingis will have interaction in a 4 to 6 week rehab program as he recovers from plantar fasciitis in his proper foot.

He’s anticipated to be prepared in time for coaching camp, the staff said in a news release.

The announcement comes hours after Porzingis launched a press release saying that he would miss this yr’s FIBA World Cup due to his plantar fasciitis.

He mentioned that he made a joint choice with the Latvian nationwide staff’s medical workers and the Celtics to overlook the occasion.

The Latvian Basketball Affiliation initially denied reviews of Porzingis’s damage.

The Celtics paid a steep worth to get Porzingis, transport Marcus Good to Memphis in a three-team deal that introduced the 7-foot-3 massive man to Boston earlier this summer time.

Porzingis, who performed in 65 video games final yr, is coming off of his healthiest season since 2017. It was arguably the best season of his profession, as he averaged career-highs in factors (23.2), field-goal proportion (49.8), and steals (0.9).

He additionally shot 38.5 % from 3-point vary, which helps his talent set match with the Celtics’ offensive method.

The Celtics will open preseason play towards the Philadelphia 76ers on Oct. 8 at TD Backyard.