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Kyrie Irving injury update: Celtics star ‘day-to-day’ with strained right knee

Kyrie Irving will likely be back on the court soon.

The 26-year-old Celtics guard is considered “day-to-day” with a strained right knee, the team announced Sunday.

#NEBHInjuryReport Kyrie Irving underwent an MRI this morning at New England Baptist Hospital and has been diagnosed with a strained right knee. His status is day-to-day.

Irving originally suffered the injury in Boston’s loss to the Clippers on Saturday. The Celtics blew a 28-point lead and fell 123-112 in that game. Irving scored 14 points in 14 minutes before exiting the matchup.

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Irving is averaging 23.6 points and 6.9 assists in 32.5 minutes per game this season. He’s shooting 49.8 percent from the field and 40.9 percent from 3-point range.

The Celtics entered play Sunday in fifth place of the Eastern Conference with a 35-21 record. They’ll face the 76ers in Philadelphia on Tuesday.

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