Kyrie Irving Opens Up About Knee Infection, Surgery In Earnest Instagram Post

Kyrie Irving Opens Up About Knee Infection, Surgery In Earnest Instagram Post

Kyrie Irving Opens Up About Knee Infection, Surgery In Earnest Instagram Post

The fracture in Irving's patella has completely healed, and his knee remains structurally sound.

The 26-year-old averaged 24.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds over 60 games in his first season in Boston. This season was only a snapshot of what's to come from me.

The Celtics star will sit out the playoffs to recover from knee surgery.

An original estimate would have sidelined Irving through at least start of the postseason and possibly into the second round. An announcement is expected to be made soon by the team. Trust Me. "The journey back to the top of Mt. Everest continues". ESPN first reported that Irving would miss the remainder of the season, including the playoffs.

Irving has averaged 24.4 points and 5.1 assists per game this season for the Celtics, who are now the No. 2 seed in the Eastern Conference and have already clinched a playoff spot. The Celtics will now rely on guard Terry Rozier, who has filled in admirably during Irving's absence, but is no Kyrie Irving.

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On the heels of undergoing knee surgery recently, Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving received some bad news.

Others have stepped up as well.

Irving, who was acquired over the summer in a trade with the Cavaliers, had been expected to return at some point after undergoing surgery last month. Rookie Jayson Tatum has also hit a midseason stride, scoring in double figures in eight straight games before that streak ended in Wednesday's loss at Toronto.

"We've competed with the best teams in the league with all the injuries we've had to Marcus [Smart] and Kyrie and Gordon Hayward and Daniel Theis". With the Celtics all but locked into the No. 2 seed they would likely play Miami, Washington or Milwaukee in the first round.

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