UPDATE: Kyrie Irving has officially been downgraded to out, the team announced on Wednesday afternoon.
#NEBHInjuryReport Kyrie Irving (left hip strain) is OUT tonight.— Boston Celtics (@celtics) January 30, 2019
Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is doubtful for Wednesday’s game vs the Charlotte Hornets due to a left hip strain, the team announced on Tuesday afternoon. Irving missed Monday night’s win over the Brooklyn Nets due to the injury. Brad Stevens said on Monday that he does not have any longterm concerns regarding Irving’s hip.
“He woke up stiff and sore today,” said Stevens on Monday. “I think it’s from a fall in the first half against Golden State. I don’t think it’ll be anything longterm, but certainly will be day-to-day this week. So we’ll see after tonight how he feels tomorrow.”
Irving had 32 points, 10 assists, and 6 rebounds in just under 40 minutes in Boston’s loss to Golden State on Saturday night. He’s now averaging 23.7 points, 6.9 assists, 4.8 rebounds per game on 49.9 percent shooting in 43 games this season.
If he does in fact miss Boston’s matchup with Charlotte on Wednesday, it will be Irving’s third absence in the team’s last four games.
Terry Rozier started in place of Irving on Monday, finishing with 14 points, 7 assists, and 7 rebounds. Pending a change of plans, one would assume that Rozier will get the start again on Wednesday night.
The Celtics and Hornets tip off tomorrow night at 7:30 PM EST from TD Garden.