Kyrie Irving said he is relieved to have his left knee infection behind him.
Irving went through one-on-one drills with his trainer Thursday and said he expects to be fully ready for Boston Celtics training camp.
Irving said Thursday that the infection discovered on the metal wiring and screws in his knee could have evolved into a staph infection but that it was caught and treated early enough to avoid that outcome.
"I mean, you ask anybody with an infection, they will probably try to downplay it," Irving said when asked how scary the infection was. "It's a personal thing because your body is going through it. I was fighting an infection in a specific place in your body where you can't necessarily reach with your hands. You got to go in there and kind of see what's going on, and what happened for me was, the metal wiring and the screws that I had in there, the infection was on that, so I had to remove that and then be on antibiotics for about two months.
"It could have evolved to staph, but good thing we caught it early. I am glad that is done. That was a long, long f---ing two months."