Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a knee sprain in Saturday night’s loss to the Los Angeles Clippers. Here’s a new update on the status of the All-Star point guard.
Irving, who’s dealt with knee problems before, doesn’t appear to have a serious injury on his hands.
ESPN NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Irving’s knee injury isn’t believed to be serious. Irving should be back with the Celtics on a full-time basis within days.
“Kyrie Irving’s right knee sprain isn’t serious and expected to be day-to-day on a return, league source tells ESPN,” he reports.
Kyrie Irving’s right knee sprain isn’t serious and expected to be day-to-day on a return, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) February 10, 2019
That’s good news for a Celtics team that has struggled to close out games in recent days, losing back-to-back home contests against Los Angeles’ NBA franchises.
The Celtics could have bigger problems than Irving’s status, though.
Boston forward Marcus Morris had some brutally honest quotes after Saturday night’s loss.
“For me, it’s not really about the loss, it’s about the attitude that we’re playing with,” Morris told reporters after the loss.
“Guys are hanging their heads. It’s not fun. We’re not competing at a high level. Even though we’re winning, it’s still not fun. I don’t see the joy in the game.”
The Celtics are set to take on the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday night.