Kyrie Irving leaves Celtics game in first half due to right knee sprain

Kyrie Irving leaves Celtics game in first half due to right knee sprain
Boston Celtics' Kyrie Irving (11) drives past Los Angeles Clippers' Garrett Temple (17) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Boston, Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

Celtics fans got some unfortunate news when they took on the Clippers in Boston, as Kyrie Irving left the game in the first half with a sprained knee.

The Celtics said Irving wouldn't return to the game after suffering a right knee sprain.

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He had 14 points, making four out of seven shots in the first half of the game before leaving with the injury.

Irving has had knee issues in the past, but had surgery on the opposite knee before he was traded to the Celtics from the Cavaliers.

The NBA All-Star Break is less than a week away, which could provide Irving extra time for recovery if he's forced to miss time due to the knee sprain.