Kyrie Irving won’t return this season, including playoffs

7:08 PM ET

In the aftermath of left knee surgery, All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving of the Boston Celtics will miss the rest of the regular season and playoffs, the team announced.

Irving will undergo another procedure on Saturday to remove two screws from his patella that were inserted in 2015 to repair a fracture he suffered during that year’s NBA Finals. The team said a bacterial infection was discovered at the site of the screws when Irving had his most recent surgery, on March 24, to remove tension wire in the knee and that Saturday’s procedure will ensure no infection remains.

The wire had been placed in his knee during the same surgery in which the screws were inserted in 2015.

The Celtics said Irving’s patella is completely healed and “remains structurally sound.” Irving is expected to recover fully in four to five months, the

Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23040436/kyrie-irving-boston-celtics-season-playoffs

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