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Boston Celtic point guard Kyrie Irving will be out for the rest of the 2018 NBA Season as well as the playoffs due to surgery on his left knee.
Kyrie underwent surgery in 2015 to get two screws inserted in his knee, and this coming Saturday he will get them removed from his patella.
Irving celebrated his 26th birthday a few weeks ago on March 23rd and had surgery the day after to get a tension wire removed.
According to the Celtics, they say that the screws had caused a bacterial infection and had to be taken out immediately.
The team assured fans that Kyrie’s patella is good condition and that he is expected to make a full recovery in four to five months and will come back next season better than before.
It is extremely upsetting to hear about the news of Kyrie missing the rest of the season, possibly damaging the Celtics’ shot at the playoffs this year.
Kyrie put up an official statement on his Instagram earlier today which you can read below!
The hardest thing to do sometimes is accept the uncontrollable things life throws at you. You try consistently to learn, grow, and prepare everyday to equip your mind, body, and spirit with tools to deal with some of those things, but I feel when those moments arise they all give you a sense of unfulfillment, simply because it puts some of your professional journey and goals on a brief hold. It’s simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what’s going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I’ve set out for the team and myself. This season was only a snapshot of what’s to come from me. Trust Me. “The journey back to the top of Mt. Everest continues.” #StandingRockSiouxTribe Let’s go Celtics!! Celtics fans, I look forward to hearing how loud it gets in the TD Garden during the playoffs and experiencing how intense the environment gets. Thank you all!
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