Celtics’ Kyrie Irving out 3-6 weeks after knee surgery

ABS-CBN Sports on Mar 25, 2018 06:56 AM
Celtics’ Kyrie Irving out 3-6 weeks after knee surgery
FILE - BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 30: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics stand for the National Anthem before the game against the Philadelphia 76ers on November 30, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Celtics say point guard Kyrie Irving will miss three to six weeks after surgery on his left knee.

Irving had a “minimally invasive” procedure to remove a wire that had been placed in his knee during surgery to repair his broken kneecap from the 2015 NBA finals. The team said Saturday (Sunday, PHL time) that Irving’s kneecap is fully healed and structurally sound, but the tension wire was irritating his tendon.

The Celtics have the second-best record in the Eastern Conference. The playoffs begin April 14 (April 15, PHL time) — three weeks away. The longer estimate for his return means Irving would not be able to come back until the second round.

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