Ainge: Deviated-septum surgery kept Irving from Game 7

Colton Jones

Boston point guard Kyrie Irving was not in attendance for the Celtics' Game 7 loss to his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, on Sunday night because he is recovering from nasal surgery, team president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said on Monday after the squad's exit interviews.

"Kyrie had a deviated septum, had some surgery on that, and so I don't think he wanted to be seen," said Ainge, who then has some fun, noting, "He's a really good-looking guy. He can't ruin his movie career." If you have been through something similar, one of the only things you probably want to do is relax. To get yourself even more comfortable at home, you could consider purchasing a new mattress by comparing a leesa vs casper mattress. After doing your research, you'll find the best one to fit your requirements. Here's to a speedy recovery.

Jeff Wechsler, Irving's agent, told Jackie MacMullen of ESPN the five-time All-Star wanted to be there for his teammates, but couldn't fly because of the surgery.

"It was a residual from the facial fracture he had earlier in the season," Wechsler said, referencing and injury Irving suffered in November. "He had the knee surgery, and now he's taken care of this sinus surgery, so he will be all set going forward."