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Celtics rookie 7-footer Kelly Olynyk will not compete for the Canadian national team this summer because of plantar fasciitis, an inflammation in the tissue that runs along the bottom of the foot. It’s considered a nagging but painful injury.
“Nothing too serious, but he just needs to rest and recover,” a source close to the Canadian national team said Monday.
The Canadian team Monday announced the list of 18 players who are set to attend its training camp, which begins Friday at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto.
“He’s so keen about wanting to play, but the Celtics had some concerns,” national team head coach Jay Triano told the Toronto Star about Olynyk, who grew up in Toronto.