#NEBHInjuryReport: Kyrie Irving (left knee soreness) will not return to tonight's game.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 12, 2018
Kyrie on Thursday about looking for opportunities to rest down the stretch: "I don’t necessarily want to, but whatever our medical staff as well as my strength and conditioning coach, whatever we come up with, I think will probably be best for the group and myself."— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 12, 2018
Kyrie Irving sat out a game against the Bulls on Monday. Let’s just hope that it’s soreness and nothing more serious. It’s been reported that after breaking his kneecap in the 2015 Finals, Irving is still due a follow up procedure on his left knee. The Celtics are already down Jaylen Brown (concussion protocol) and Al Horford (sick).
UPDATE: Here’s some quotes from the post game pressers:
Stevens said Kyrie's soreness was similar to Houston game. "We don't know what it is above general knee soreness. I thnk that's the case but we'll get as much testing as we need to....We think it's general knee soreness."— Adam Himmelsbach (@AdamHimmelsbach) March 12, 2018
#NEBHInjuryReport Coach Stevens says Kyrie told them he was having similar soreness as he did in the Houston game at halftime. Stevens believes it’s just general soreness but will do whatever testing necessary.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) March 12, 2018
Irving says that his knee has “felt achy” for the past week, but is “not concerned” with the injury. The Celtics have the visiting Wizards on Wednesday and then travel to play the Magic and Pelicans on Friday and Sunday. He could conceivably sit vs. Washington, not make the trip to Orlando, and meet the team in New Orleans. That’s a week’s rest.