NBA: Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has suffered strain on right knee, reveals MRI report

Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was listed as day-to-day by the NBA club on Sunday after an MRI revealed he suffered a right knee strain in a loss on Saturday.

Agence France-Presse February 11, 2019 16:47:54 IST
NBA: Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has suffered strain on right knee, reveals MRI report
  • An MRI at New England Baptist Hospital revealed that the Boston point guard has suffered a right knee strain

  • Irving scored 14 points in 14 minutes on the court before leaving with the injury, appearing to suffer the setback after multiple moves on screens away from the ball.

  • Irving is averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds for the Celtics, who are battling Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

New York: Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving was listed as day-to-day by the NBA club on Sunday after an MRI revealed he suffered a right knee strain in a loss on Saturday.

NBA Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has suffered strain on right knee reveals MRI report

File image of Kyrie Irving. Reuters

An MRI on Sunday at New England Baptist Hospital led doctors to the diagnosis, easing fears of a worse injury after Irving was hobbled with just over four minutes remaining in the second quarter of the Los Angeles Clippers' 123-112 victory at Boston.

The term day-to-day refers to minor niggles. It means that a player who is injured could return to the court soon.

Irving scored 14 points in 14 minutes on the court before leaving with the injury, appearing to suffer the setback after multiple moves on screens away from the ball.

Irving is averaging 23.8 points, 7.0 assists and 4.9 rebounds for the Celtics, who are battling Philadelphia for fourth place in the Eastern Conference.

The 26-year-old Australian-born American, the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, underwent left knee surgery last April.

Irving, who helped Cleveland win the 2016 NBA title before being traded to Boston in 2017, helped the US group of NBA stars to 2016 Rio Olympic gold.

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