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Woj: Celtics are confident Irving’s knee soreness is tendinitis

A bit of good news on a brutal day for injuries in Boston

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Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday that the Boston Celtics are confident that the left knee soreness Kyrie Irving has been dealing with is attributed to tendinitis.

This is good news for Irving and the Celtics. Irving has said that he has been dealing with soreness in his left knee since the team’s loss in Houston on March 3rd. Irving missed the Celtics’ game against the Chicago Bulls last week, and did not return for the second half of the team’s home loss to Indiana on Sunday.

Irving suffered a broken kneecap in his left knee during the 2015 NBA Finals, and there have been multiple reports that Irving will need a follow-up procedure soon to clean up his knee. For this to just be tendinitis has to be a relief to a Celtics team that can’t seem to stay healthy this season.

Here’s a Brad Stevens quote from practice today on how they would handle Irving going forward.

The Celtics have 15 games remaining in the regular season and will likely take precautionary measures with their roster as the playoffs draw closer. They currently sit 3.5 games behind Toronto for the one seed, and are ahead of the three seed by 7.5 games.

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