Boston will certainly miss the 26-year-old guard, who is averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds
Published 11:10 AM, February 11, 2019
Updated 11:10 AM, February 11, 2019
OUT. Kyrie Irving underwent knee surgery in April, keeping him out for the rest of the season. Photo from Twitter (@NBA)
NEW YORK, USA – Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was listed as day-to-day by the NBA club on Sunday after an MRI revealed he suffered a right knee strain in a loss Saturday, February 9.
An MRI on Sunday led doctors to the diagnosis, easing fears of a worse injury after Irving was hobbled with just over 4 minutes remaining in the 2nd quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers’ 123-112 victory at Boston.
Irving scored 14 points in 14 minutes on the court before leaving with the injury, appearing to suffer the setback after multiple moves on screens away from the ball.
Irving is averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds for the Celtics, who are battling Philadelphia for 4th place in the Eastern Conference.
The 26-year-old guard, who was the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, underwent left knee surgery last April.
Irving, who helped Cleveland win the 2016 NBA title before being traded to Boston in 2017, helped the US group of NBA stars to the 2016 Rio Olympic gold.