Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving is currently out with left knee soreness and is planning on getting a second opinion on the knee, according to a report from Yahoo Sports.
Irving has been playing with pain in the knee all season but it recently flared up to the point where he and the Celtics decided to give it some rest.
The All-Star had screws placed in the knee in 2015 after sufering a fractured knee cap with the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals. The screws remain there today.
But according to 98.5 The Sports Hub’s Tony Massarotti, Irving may need to have the screws surgically removed from his knee, a sight no one in Boston wants to see.
My understanding is that Kyrie Irving is getting a 2nd opinion on his left knee, perhaps as soon as tomorrow. Bottom line: he needs the screws out. Knee is flaring up. He will either play thru it going forward or … he will get thee screws out and won't play at all. Stay tuned.
— Tony Massarotti (@TonyMassarotti) March 20, 2018
Last week, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge confirmed that Irving will need surgery on the knee, but said it wasn’t likely to happen this year or in the offseason.
It appears Irving may have experienced some type of setback in his recovery, as all signs were pointing to the explosive scorer being ready for the playoffs.