Boston Celtics forward Kelly Olynyk underwent successful surgery earlier this week and will now likely miss the next five months of basketball play.

Olynyk had been dealing with an injured shoulder since the early days of the 2016 calendar year and was finally able to get the surgery on Monday.  The forward will now head into his rehab regiment to get back into playing shape and may miss the start of the 2016-17 season.

The Gonzaga graduate played 69 games this past season and averaged 10 points and four rebounds per contest.  The Celtics are gearing up for the off-season and will likely target a power forward or two in the upcoming NBA Draft in June.  Boston was just selected to receive selection number three during the draft lottery on Tuesday night.