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The Boston Celtics have been ravaged by accidents of late, with numerous their prime gamers being sidelined for the stretch run with varied illnesses.

Amongst these is All-Star level guard Kyrie Irving, who had knee surgical procedure lately to alleviate ache in his left knee that has bothered him for a while. The preliminary timetable for Irving’s return to the courtroom was set at Three-6 weeks, which figured to place him on tempo for a return ought to the Celtics get previous the primary spherical of the playoffs, or at worst for the convention finals.

Sadly, that may now not be the case in accordance with ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who reported on Thursday that Irving’s season was executed and that he would miss the whole postseason, regardless of how deep a run Boston makes.

It’s a shocking announcement and takes vital wind out of the Celtics sails as they head into the playoffs. Boston would be the No. 2 seed within the East, however with Irving and Gordon Hayward each out for the playoffs and Marcus Good additionally set to overlook at the least the start of the postseason, prospects of a deep run are very slim. Boston has performed admirably effectively recently contemplating their circumstances, however that effort and scrappy play figures to solely take them to date within the playoffs.

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