Former Duke standout and Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure on his left knee, according to a press release from the team.
“The Boston Celtics announced today that guard Kyrie Irving will tomorrow undergo a minimally invasive procedure to alleviate irritation in his left knee. Further information will be provided following tomorrow’s procedure, and the team will have no further comment until that time.”
Irving has missed sixth consecutive games with a “sore” left knee stemming from a fractured kneecap he suffered in spring of 2015, per the Boston Herald.
The team had hoped rest would help alleviate pressure on Irving’s knee, but it seems surgery is necessary at this time. There’s no word on how long Irving is expected to miss until after the procedure is completed.
Irving is averaging 24.4 points on 49 percent shooting with 5.1 assists, 3.8 rebounds over 32.2 minutes per game.
He played one season at Duke before making the jump to the NBA.
Irving is a former No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He spent six years with the Cavaliers before being traded in a blockbuster deal to the Celtics over the summer in exchange for the Brooklyn Nets’ No. 1 pick and guard Isaiah Thomas.
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