Kyrie Irving Reveals That His Injury Was More Servere Than We Knew

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Kyrie Irving Reveals That His Injury Was More Servere Than We Knew

 

Until his season-ending inury, Kyrie Irving and the Boston Celtics had been one of the biggest success stories of this past NBA season.

On March 24, Kyrie Irving had to undergo season-ending left knee surgery. While his team, the Boston Celtics, continued their success story, and made the Conference Finals without him (and Gordon Hayward), many fans believe that the team would have advanced to the Finals if Irving had been able to play.

It turns out, that the injury Irving suffered was more servere than we knew. At Team USA minicamp, Irving told ESPN that the infection could have evolved into a more serious staph infection, had the doctors not found the infection early.

 

To treat the infection, Irving said he had a catheter inserted into a vein going into his heart.

“I mean, you ask anybody with an infection, they will probably try to downplay it…. I was fighting an infection in a specific place in your body where you can’t necessarily reach with your hands… what happened for me was, the metal wiring and the screws that I had in there, the infection was on that, so I had to remove that and then be on antibiotics for about two months.

It could have evolved to staph, but good thing we caught it early. I am glad that is done. That was a long, long two months.”

 

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