Boston Celtics Star Kyrie Irving Will Miss the Rest of the NBA Season & Playoffs
Update: Kyrie Irving wrote a letter to Boston on his Instagram.
In it, he explains his feelings about missing the rest of the season.
In the letter, he sounds disappointed, but also defiant, capping it off by saying: “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.”
Read the entire post 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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The Boston Celtics will be going into the playoffs with their two best players out
Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving will miss the remainder of the NBA season, including the playoffs. ESPN reporter Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on his Twitter page:
In the aftermath of left knee surgery, Boston Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs, league sources told ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 5, 2018
Irving had what was described as “minimally invasive” knee surgery a couple of weeks ago to help him deal with pain in his left knee. After the surgery, the timeline for his comeback was announced as anywhere from three to six weeks. Meaning he could have returned to the lineup if the Celtics made a deep run in the playoffs.
Celtics have been ravished by injuries this year. Gordon Hayward, their prized free agent, got hurt in the first quarter of the season. Role player Marcus Smart is also hurt and set to miss the first round of the playoffs.