Kyrie Irving out 4-5 months
Kyrie Irving will undergo a procedure to remove two screws implanted in his left patella after the patellar fracture he suffered during the NBA Finals in 2015...
...pathology indicated the presence of a bacterial infection at the site of the hardware. To ensure that no infection remains in the knee, the screws will be removed. The fracture in Irving's patella has completely healed, and his knee remains structurally sound. He is expected to make a full recovery in 4-5 months.
Ouch. Something of a derailed season for Boston who, at full strength, would be adding Hayward and Irving to a team second in the East and 7-3 over their last 10 without two of their better players.