Kyrie vows to prove the nay-sayers "completely fucking wrong."
Just moments after the Boston Celtics announced that Kyrie Irving would need to undergo season-ending knee surgery, the 26-year old point guard released a statement, revealing that he has an infection in his knee. He also vowed to prove the nay-sayers "completely fucking wrong."
The message, which was posted to Irving's instagram account, reads in part,
"It's simply a test of your perseverance and Will, to be present, even in the wake of what's going on. In this case, finding out I have an infection in my knee is definitely a moment that I now accept and move past without holding on to the all the what ifs, proving the nay-Sayers completely f***ing wrong, and accomplishing the goals I've set out for the team and myself. This season was only a snapshot of what's to come from me. Trust Me. "The journey back to the top of Mt. Everest continues."
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Kyrie will go under the knife on Saturday and he'll need four to five months to recover.
In 60 games with the Celtics this season, Irving averaged 24.4 points, 5.1 assists, and 3.8 rebounds per night. The Celtics, 53-25, are currently sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference and will likely enter the playoffs in that position.