Reports surfaced this week that doctors were concerned with Sullinger's back. Sullinger's father told ESPN.com that it was nothing serious, and Sullinger's agent, David Falk, echoed those sentiments to SI.com:
"Jared has consulted with one of the foremost specialists of backs and spines, who has vast experience treating professional athletes," Falk told SI.com. "He has explained to us that Jared had extremely tight hamstrings that became tight because he had suffered an injury that I don't think he was aware of to his hamstring. He needs to maintain vigilance with his flexibility. And if he does that, and keeps his weight at an appropriate level, then he should have absolutely no problems over the next 15 years."
Sullinger, who played two years at Ohio State, missed two games last year because of back spasms. The 6-9 sophomore averaged 17.5 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Buckeyes.
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