Celtics' Kyrie Irving set for surgery on sore left knee

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 24, 2018 07:52 AM
Celtics' Kyrie Irving set for surgery on sore left knee
LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 23: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics stands for the national anthem prior to the game against the Los Angeles Lakers on January 23, 2018 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics say All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is set to have surgery Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) to alleviate pain in his left knee.

Irving has been out since March 11 (Mar. 12, PHL time), missing the last four games.

There is no timetable for his return, but the team says his status will be updated following the “minimally invasive” procedure.

He is one of several key sidelined players for Boston, which is at Portland on Friday (Saturday, PHL time). He joins Jaylen Brown (concussion protocol), Marcus Smart (thumb surgery), Daniel Theis (knee surgery, out for season) and Gordon Hayward (ankle surgery rehab).

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