According to the Celtics, a mid-March procedure found an infection in Irving's left knee that necessitated Saturday's upcoming operation.
The Celtics announced on Thursday (Friday NZ time) the five-time NBA All Star will undergo a procedure this weekend to remove two screws implanted in his left patella.
Irving, who suffered a patella fracture in the 2015 NBA Finals, had a procedure to remove a tension wire in his knee late last month after experiencing increasing discomfort.
The Celtics could face the Miami Heat (No. 6), the Washington Wizards (No. 7) or the Milwaukee Bucks (No. 8) in the first round of the playoffs. Now they will have to go through the playoffs without Kyrie Irving.
The Celtics are expected to make an announcement soon, sources said.
Even if the Celtics still have plenty of talent to work with come playoff time, Irving has proven to be one of those players who is irreplaceable throughout his career, and there's no doubt this could shake up the outcome of the playoffs. And Gordon Hayward is not expected back as he recovers from his gruesome ankle injury in the season opener.
The team had said the knee was structurally sound and the kneecap healed, but the wire had been putting pressure on the knee. Trust Me. "The journey back to the top of Mt. Everest continues".
The Celtics have relied on third-year point guard Terry Rozier since Irving was sidelined.
The rest of the Celtics are the No. 2 seed in the East, with the regular-season dynamo that is the Raptors atop the conference.
As the Miami Heat (sixth spot) and Milwaukee Bucks (eighth spot) are only separated by half a game, the Celtics are now scheduled to face the Washington Wizards.
The palace says Philip is "progressing satisfactorily at this early stage" and is likely to spend several days in the hospital. Greek-born Philip did not accompany the Queen to church at St George's Chapel on Easter Sunday because of the hip problem.
Multiple Oklahoma school districts notified parents Monday afternoon that they would be back at the capitol again on Tuesday. The educators' outcry was in response to legislation state lawmakers passed last week cutting pensions for new teachers.
He said "Elizabeth is a friend and a colleague, who has fought hard on behalf of the people she represents for the past six ears". Her failure to do the right thing here hurt us all, especially as more and more women are courageously coming forward".
The more likely possibility that has been floated is the Patriots using some combination of those four picks, which are Nos. Brandin Cooks spent all of one season in New England before the Patriots chose to move on from the speedy wide receiver.
Using OLED technology, the company might introduce a new device with a screen that gradually curves inward from top to bottom. Although curved displays and touchless input may still be years away, greater use of OLED displays is expected this year.
He also claimed that Chinese smartphone maker OnePlus is allegedly sending clipboard data to the Chinese servers. Gandhi accused Modi of using his official app "to build a personal database. on millions of Indians".
Naidu said as he played out three clips of Prime Minister Narendra Modi promising special category status to Andhra. With just two days to go to Parliament, it is obvious that the non-confidence motion can not be taken up.
For the last three years, Graham has seen his team win some tournament games, but he has never been this close to the title. Loyola Chicago , which shot a healthy 57 percent in the South final, talked about limiting Kansas State to 35 percent.
Japan's government is believed to be closely monitoring the progress for an expected US-North Korean summit. Abe said he wants to remind Trump of his concerns during an expected trip to the USA next month.
He has only played in nine games after missing the first 27, and hasn't played since he was shut down in January. For the second time, he chose to leave the team and travel to New York City to rehabilitate his quad injury .
On the other side of the ball, Mississippi State loses in the title game for the second straight year. Victoria Vivians scored 21 points and Teaira McCowan had 18 points and 17 rebounds for the Bulldogs.
There is now a Slight Risk for severe weather for Chattanooga and areas west for mainly strong winds of 50-60 miles per hour . However, there will still be a significant threat for severe storms west of I-65 through midnight.
During a Q&A session with television critics earlier this year, Barr said, "It was working-class people who elected Trump". The stellar viewership apparently impressed Trump, whose call made Barr's day.
Health insurer Humana jumped 4.9 percent on continued reports Walmart might buy the company or announce a new partnership with it. Amazon's share price has plummeted since Trump began attacking the internet giant on Twitter over its impact on the U.S.
Amazingly, the only teams Salah has failed to score against in the Premier League this season are Manchester United and Swansea. But the Reds boss is confident his side can rise to the challenge and provide a quarter-final tie to remember.
That may be the most formidable tackle tandem in the National Football League this year and one of the best in a long time. The Rams checked the first box with the Suh addition, but they tackled the second part via the trade market.
Griffin, who was out of football all of previous year , was signed by the Ravens on Wednesday, the team announced. The former Heisman Trophy victor is now on his third team in his fifth National Football League season.
NASA will document the payload's arrival to the space station on its livestream NASA TV starting at 5:30 a.m. NASA mimicked atmospheric conditions to grow these tomatoes under LEDs rather than natural sunlight.
It took the youngsters one minute and 12 seconds to clear the hospital's front lawn during the 21st-annual Easter egg hunt there. She said one of the main reasons parents signed up for the Easter egg hunt was because it was a family-oriented event.
The pipes are four feet in diameter with varying depths of water moving at approximately 15 miles per hour , the department added. The pipes, which run parallel the Los Angeles River and cross under freeways, are 4 feet in diameter, the fire department said.
Zuckerberg was asked about the site's governance structure and the general lack of oversight of the company. And therefore, as with a lot of media, having an advertising-supported model is the only rational model".
Russia's defense ministry tweeted video of the launch and said Sarmat will "replace the Soviet-era #Voevoda". There are worries about the rising tension between some countries when it comes to nuclear weapons.
You can also assemble a rocket in a game-like AR interactive for an up-close look at what it takes to launch and land a rocket. However, the recovery of the fairing is certainly something that the company would like to accomplish.
Nonetheless, his decision not to appoint a special counsel, at least for now, is nearly certain to disappoint Republicans. Sessions said he would rely on Huber's findings to determine whether to move forward with another special counsel.
Gates worked forPaul Manafort, the indicted former Trump campaign chairman, as a political consultant in Ukraine for a decade. Dowd joined Trump's legal team last summer, and Flynn pleaded guilty in December.