Kyrie Irving’s minor injury troubles continued on Saturday night during the Boston Celtics‘ matchup with the Los Angeles Clippers

With just a few minutes remaining in the second quarter, Irving was guarding Garrett Temple — who was making his Clippers debut after arriving in a deadline day trade from the Memphis Grizzlies — and tried to follow him around a maze of screens. As Irving tried to avoid one set by Ivica Zubac — also making his Clippers debut — he took a bit of an awkward step and came up hobbling. 

Irving immediately left the game and made his way to the locker room. A short time later, the team announced he would not return to the game due to a sprained knee. 

While this particular injury doesn’t seem to be that serious, it is likely that Irving will miss a few games. The Celtics will understandably want to be cautious with their All-Star guard, especially considering he had missed four out of eight games heading into Saturday night with a hip injury. 

Plus, of course, Irving missed the end of last season due to a knee injury that required multiple surgeries. The good news in that regard, is that Irving underwent surgery on his left knee, while this new sprain is on his right knee. 



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