Kyrie Irving Speaks About Rehab, Will be Ready for Training Camp
Kyrie Irving has spoken out about the reality of his rehab and says that he will attend training camp.
The Boston Celtics guard underwent season ending surgery back in April. The procedure was to remove two screws from his left patella after an infection was discovered.
The screws were inserted in 2015 as a result of a fracture that Kyrie Irving suffered during the NBA Finals. Kyrie Irving had surgery in March of this year to remove tension wire, which was when the infection was discovered.
He described his rehabilitation as “a long, long f—ing two months.”
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“I mean, you ask anybody with an infection, they will probably try to downplay it,” Irving said
“It’s a personal thing because your body is going through it. I was fighting an infection in a specific place in your body where you can’t necessarily reach with your hands. You got to go in there and kind of see what’s going on, and 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.”
Irving has been involved with light, one-on-one training, but has yet to be cleared for five-on five action.
Irving detailed how difficult it was to get over the bacterial infection in his knee. “For the last two months, it was a long, rigorous process, trying to get that infection out and make sure I was safe,” Irving said.
“And then rehabbing from there. So I have been rehabbing probably for the last month and some change where I can actually do something without much restrictions.”
Luckily for Boston Celtics fans, Irving said he would “easily” be ready for the start of their training camp.