Ainge: Deviated-septum surgery kept Irving from Game 7

Surgery to repair a deviated septum kept Kyrie Irving form attending Game 7, according to Celtics president Danny Ainge.

Boston point guard Kyrie Irving was not in attendance for the Celtics’ Game 7 loss to his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Sunday night because he is recovering from nasal surgery, team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on Monday after the squad’s exit interviews.

“Kyrie had a deviated septum, had some surgery on that, and so I don’t think he wanted to be seen,” said Ainge, who then has some fun, noting, “He’s a really good-looking guy. He can’t ruin his movie career.”

Jeff Wechsler, Irving’s agent, told Jackie MacMullen of ESPN the five-time All-Star wanted to be there for his teammates, but couldn’t fly because of the surgery.

“It was a residual from the facial fracture he had earlier in the season,” Wechsler said, referencing and injury Irving suffered in November. “He had the knee surgery, and now he’s taken care of this sinus surgery, so he will be all set going forward.”

1 Comment on "Ainge: Deviated-septum surgery kept Irving from Game 7"

  1. Let’s be real. Irving in no way shape or form, wanted the C’s to win this series or the title. He wants to be the REASON they win.
    If Cavs went down , I wanted Boston to win the title just to give Kyrie an empty ring. His worst nightmare.
    But he is smart and calculated by avoiding a Cavs celebration last night..

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