Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving underwent a minimally-invasive procedure today to remove a tension wire in his left knee, according to the team. With the Celtics roster a walking infirmary at this point, Irving is expected to return to basketball activities in 3-to-6 weeks.
The NBA playoffs begin April 14, which would put Irving in line for a return in the first round of the playoffs. A worst case scenario, per the team’s prognosis, would suggest a return sometime in the second round of the postseason, if the Celtics were to advance that far without their star guard.
The injury rules out Irving for the Celtics’ final 10 regular season games.