Celtics fans may not see Kyrie Irving when Nets visit Boston in March

Nick Friar
February 19, 2020 - 6:00 am
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Earlier in the season, Kyrie Irving did not make the trip to Boston with the Nets when they visited the Celtics on Thanksgiving Eve. He was dealing with a right shoulder impingement and missed 26 games while he was sidelined from November 14 to January 10.

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Irving was able to make his return on January 12 with the help of a cortisone shot, which he received on Christmas Eve with the hope of avoiding surgery. He then played in nine of Brooklyn’s next 11 games, until he suffered a medial ligament sprain in his right knee on February 1. That caused him to missed the Nets’ last five games before the All-Star break.

But it turns out the shoulder has become a problem again — to the point where he needs to see a specialist later in the week.

Last time, the Nets handled the situation carefully. So, when Brooklyn visits Boston on March 3, Celtics fans may miss out on a reunion with Irving again. That game will be the last time the Nets visit the Garden in 2019-20 — though the two teams could meet in the playoffs.