The Celtics announced that Kyrie Irving will miss the remainder of the regular season and the playoffs following surgery on his left knee. Irving will now undergo an additional surgery to remove two screws that were inserted in his patella tendon after he injured his knee in the 2015 Finals. He’s expected to miss the next 4-5 months.
#NEBHInjuryReport Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure this Saturday to remove two screws implanted in his patella from an injury suffered during the 2015 NBA Finals.
He is expected to make a full recovery in 4-5 months. https://t.co/WKQfPlUZ0u
— Boston Celtics (@celtics) April 5, 2018
The news is devastating for Celtics fans who were hoping for Irving to return and make a Finals run. Colin’s takeaway is that Irving is clearly an injury prone player who wore down in his first season without LeBron to lean on.
Kyrie was hurt at Duke. Hurt before LeBron. Hurt during the 2015 Finals with LeBron. And he’s hurt now. Some guys just get hurt. Irving is one of them. It’s not what people want to hear, but sometimes the truth hurts.
Watch Colin’s reaction to the news:
“My first takeaway is Kyrie is an injury-prone player. Secondly, be very careful when you leave superstars. They make life a lot easier.”@ColinCowherd reacts to Kyrie Irving being out for the season pic.twitter.com/t8J072AxMC
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) April 5, 2018