The Celtics Are Gearing Up For A Great Return, But Without Kyrie.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 18: Kyrie Irving#11 of the Boston Celtics dribbles the ball during the game against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on December 18, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

The Boston Celtics have hit a speed bump on their road to the finals.

Kyrie Irving has been ruled out for the remainder of the 2017-2018 NBA season. The five-time All-Star will need surgery on his left knee he injured back during his 2015 season with the Cleveland Cavaliers. 

ESPN Senior NBA Insider, Adrian Wojnarowski, broke the news on his Twitter account Thursday morning concluding that the star will be out for 4-5 months for recovery and rehabilitation. 

The Boston Celtics have shown they are still a force to be reckoned without Kyrie Irving, clinching the second seed in the Eastern Conference. The Celtics are on a 7-4 run since Kyries last game played back in March. In his absence, head coach Brad Stevens has been starting Terry Rozier at the point guard position. The twenty-four year old reserve from Louisville University, has been playing his career best averaging 11.4 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists. 

The Boston Celtics have three possible opponents before the first round of playoffs takes place, the Washington Wizards, the Milwaukee Bucks, and the Miami Heat. The Celtics look to continue their impressive regular season run without Kyrie well into the first round. The NBA Playoffs are set to start in less than a week on April 14th.

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