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This is the exact news Boston Celtic fans were hoping not to hear after all the injuries they’ve suffered from the entire season.

As per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will sit out the remainder of the NBA regular season as well as the entire NBA playoffs after undergoing left knee surgery.

What makes the news so devastating to the Celtics is the fact that the surgery was only supposed to sideline Irving for three to six weeks, leaving him ready and healthy for the beginning of Boston’s playoff push.

After losing their newest All-Star acquisition in the form of Gordon Hayward during the first game of the regular season, to now losing their second All-Star acquisition mere days away from the start of the playoffs, this season has been a horror movie for Boston.

With Al Horford the only remaining star player healthy enough to be in the lineup, it’s tough to see Boston having the success many predicted they would have heading into the postseason.

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