Second knee surgery knocks Kyrie Irving out for the season

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving left sit with teammates Jaylen Brown center and Marcus Smart during the first quarter of the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Boston Tuesday

Kyrie Irving to miss entire playoffs with knee surgery, per report

Irving reacted to now being sidelined for the rest of the season on his Instagram account, saying how this latest setback in his career will truly test himself as a professional, and how he's still going to be there at the TD Garden during the playoffs backing the Celtics despite not being able to play.

However, with Irving now out and his knee's improvement up for speculation, the positioning changes. On Thursday (Friday, Manila time), the team put his recovery time at four to five months.

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ESPN's Jackie MacMullan reported Celtics team sources as saying that Irving experienced "immediate relief" once the tension wire was removed last month, while Irving's patella "remains structurally sound" and is completely healed.

Boston is also now without guard Marcus Smart, who is expected to return midway through the playoffs. Will be updated.A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving will miss the remainder of the regular season and playoffs after undergoing surgery on his left knee. But now that Irving is all done, the season feels lost once again.

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The Toronto Raptors have a magic number of one to clinch the best record in the Eastern Conference after beating the Celtics on Wednesday night in Toronto. Boston could face the Miami Heat, the Washington Wizards or the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round. The Celtics could have the Lakers' first-round pick this year, but only if it falls between number two and five. Still, the fact will remain that the C's will be without their two best players for the playoffs, and as great of a coach as Stevens is, there's only so much duct tape, smoke and mirrors that can be used in a seven-game series.

As we've gotten deeper into this season, the impact of Morris on this Celtics team has grown. The only other player on the current roster who has won an National Basketball Association title, however, is Aron Baynes, who averaged less than ten minutes per game on the 2013-14 Spurs.

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He said: "The hardest thing to do sometimes is accept the uncontrollable things life throws at you". He is averaging 21.6 points per 36 since Irving last played on March 11. Conversely, Russell Westbrook, Jason Kidd and Dwyane Wade have all come back from serious knee injuries and there is no reason why Irving can't follow their example next season. The bad news? He won't be back for the playoffs, meaning there won't be any reinforcements on the way for a rag-tag Celtics team that has been finding ways to win with mostly role players and young guys.

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