Irving suffered the trauma with about 5 minutes left in the next quarter of Saturday night’s match. After Irving left, coming straight back from 28 points to win 123-112 the Clippers outscored the Celtics 75-44.
After surgery on his knee to remove two screws from his patella that were inserted in 2015 to mend irving missed the ending of last season and the playoffs.
A fungal infection has been detected at the site of these screws if Irving had surgery in March 2018 to eliminate strain wire in the knee. He had the screws removed from April.