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Boston Celtics Announce Kyrie Irving Will Miss 3-6 Weeks

A picture of Kyrie Irving from behind.

BOSTON, MA - OCTOBER 24: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Boston Celtics looks on during the first half against the New York Knicks at TD Garden on October 24, 2017 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Injuries are ravishing several NBA teams as we draw within three weeks of the playoffs. The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics have been plagued by injuries down the stretch.

For the Celtics, the injuries started in the first game of the season when Gordon Hayward suffered a horrific leg injury. Lately, Marcus Smart and Jaylen Brown have been out with injuries.

So too, has star point guard Kyrie Irving.

The five-time NBA All-Star could miss the beginning of the playoffs. Kyrie underwent knee surgery on Saturday, and will miss 3-6 weeks, according to an official release from the Celtics.

At the earliest, Kyrie would return April 14th, just in time for the playoffs. However, if the timeline trends toward the six-week mark, the Celtics could find themselves without their star guard through the conference semifinals.

The NBA Playoffs kick off on April 14th. Will Kyrie be able to suit up for the Celtics, or will a knee injury sideline the former Blue Devil?

Boston currently sits in the No. 2 spot in the Eastern Conference. A potential date with Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat awaits.