Following an abysmal week, the Boston Celtics finally got some good news during Monday’s Media Day festivities. Celtics star Jayson Tatum has fully healed from a nagging shoulder injury that bothered him during the NBA Finals.

After a tough NBA Finals performance, it was clear that fatigue and other external factors were impacting Tatum’s play. In an interview with Bleacher Report last month, Tatum revealed that a stinger in his shoulder was aggravating him more than he previously let on.

While health has been a huge concern for the C’s, Tatum put any fears regarding his shoulder injury to rest on Monday.

“I feel great now. Yeah, [my shoulder] affectedmeduringtheplayoffs,” Jayson Tatum said. But,youknow,youplaythatlong in theseasonandthosephysicalmatchupseverybodywasdealingwithsomething.”

The 24-year-old didn’t want to turn his injury into a big deal and refused to have it be an excuse for his struggles in the Finals.

Butyouknow,everybody,thatlate into theseason isdealingwithsomething.SoIdidn’twant[the injury]tobeexaggerated. SomethingthatIwaskindoflikeusingasacrutch.”

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In addition to a healed shoulder, Tatum boasts a new diet regimen as well. Clearly, the young star is taking his health seriously and is working toward preventing late-season fatigue:

With the 2022-23 NBA season only a few weeks away, Jayson Tatum can return in good shape alongside co-star Jaylen Brown. Like Tatum, Brown clarified that he’s in perfect condition to play, and the potent Boston duo looks ready to take the NBA by storm again.