Kyrie Irving to Miss Remainder of Regular Season and Playoffs

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, The Boston Celtics announced that Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs.

Kyrie Irving will have another procedure on his knee. On Saturday, Irving will have  two screws from his patella removed. The two screws were inserted to repair a fracture he suffered in 2015. The Celtics said that a bacterial infection was discovered at the site of the screws when Irving had his most recent surgery.

On March 24, Kyrie Irving underwent a procedure to alleviate irritation in his left knee.For this procedure, Irving had tension wire removed from his knee. However, the recent discovery of the infection changed things.

Kyrie Irving addressed his injury in a lengthy Instagram post. Irving wrote:

“The hardest thing to do sometimes is accept the uncontrollable things life throws at you.”

He goes on to say:

“This season was only a snapshot of what’s to come from me.”

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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The Celtics are currently second in the Eastern Conference. They are three games behind the Toronto Raptors. They are also five games ahead of the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Celtics have lost two straight games, but they have a comfortable lead on the Cavaliers. The loss of Kyrie Irving is a setback, but the Celtics are a talented team.  The Celtics would face the Washington Wizards if the playoffs started today. The Wizards are seventh in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are capable of beating the Wizards in the first round of the playoffs.

The Celtics are one of the top teams of the East. While they may not win the East, they can have a good showing in the playoffs.

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