Boston Celtics

Boston Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will undergo a “minimally invasive procedure” on his ailing left knee this Saturday.

Early Friday afternoon, the Celtics announced that Irving will be undergoing a “minimally invasive procedure to alleviate irritation in his left knee” this Saturday.

According to the Celtics, “there will be further information provided following the procedure on Saturday.”

INDIANAPOLIS – Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics watches the action during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 18, 2017. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

On Monday afternoon our own Tony Massarotti of ‘Felger and Massarotti‘ broke the news on 98.5 The Sports Hub, that Irving ‘will be getting a second opinion on his ailing left knee in the coming days.’

And judging by his upcoming procedure, things didn’t turn out as well as people may have hoped for following Irving’s “second opinion.” But I guess things could be worse, right?

There’s still no timetable on his return, so we just have to be patient and hope for an epic playoff return.

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The five-time all-star hasn’t seen the court since March 11, against the Indiana Pacers, when he played just over 15 minutes prior to coming out of the game with left knee soreness.

Since then, the Celtics have been without one of their “max” players for the last four games, with 11 still remaining.

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UP NEXT: The Celtics (48-23) will start a four-game West Coast trip on Friday night against Damian Lillard and the smoking-hot Trail Blazers (44-27). The Trail Blazers are 22-6 since January 16 and they’re just coming off of a 13-game winning streak, after falling to the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night. Catch the call of Friday’s game with Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell, live on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Pre-game coverage begins at 9:30 p.m., with tip-off set for 10:00 p.m.

— By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman, 985TheSportsHub.com

John Hardiman is a Digital Producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for John? Hit him up on Twitter @HardiDude or e-mail him at john.hardiman@bbgi.com.