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Celtics’ Jared Sullinger out for year after back surgery

The Celtics say they saw this coming, that Jared Sullinger was going to need back surgery sooner or later. But when he reported having spasms earlier this week, specialists gave the team really only one option Friday: operate now.

It meant that Sullinger wouldn’t play again this season, but the benefit, the Celtics were told, was that Sullinger’s ailing back would likely be fixed permanently.

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