Boston Celtics’ All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving left Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers with an apparent knee injury. Here is the latest on the status of Boston’s star point guard.
Irving, who has dealt with injuries to his left knee before, appeared so suffer a sprained right knee in the second quarter of Saturday night’s game against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The Celtics lost to the Clippers, 123-112, after leading by 28 points earlier in the contest. The comeback was the largest comeback in the NBA over the past two seasons and the largest in Clippers history.
Irving, meanwhile, will undergo further testing today.
“Stevens says Kyrie will have further testing tomorrow after his knee buckled in the second quarter.”
Stevens says Kyrie will have further testing tomorrow after his knee buckled in the second quarter.
— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) February 10, 2019
Stevens said that Irving’s departure from the game with a knee injury wasn’t to blame for the Celtics’ blown lead, though.
“There’s no excuses,” Stevens told NBC Sports Boston. “Those things happen and we all have to pick up for that. So, I’ll go back and figure out what I can do better, what we can do better, and we’ll go from there.”
Irving, 26, is averaging 23.6 points, 6.9 assists and 4.9 rebounds a game for the Celtics so far this season.