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Brooklyn Nets Announce Injury Update For Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving smiling during warmups for the NBA All-Star game.

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 17: Kyrie Irving #11 goes past Victor Oladipo #4 of Team LeBron during practice at the Verizon Up Arena at LACC on February 17, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Brooklyn Nets point guard Kyrie Irving suffered a facial fracture after being hit by an elbow during Tuesday's workout.

The fracture happened on the left side of Irving's face. The team confirmed the injury moments ago on Twitter.

Fortunately for Irving and the Nets, the star floor general is day-to-day.

Along with Kevin Durant, Irving was part of Brooklyn's prized free agent class this summer. He spent the last two seasons with the Boston Celtics, averaging 24.1 points and 6.1 assists in 127 games.

A six-time All-Star, Irving spent his first six seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was instrumental in the franchise's only NBA Finals victory in 2016.

The Nets are expecting big things from the 27-year-old Irving this season, so they have to be breathing a sigh of relief his injury wasn't more serious. Brooklyn opens up training camp on Saturday, and the team will play its first exhibition game on October 4 against SESI/Franca Basketball Club of Brazil.

As for Durant, the Nets are still anticipating he will miss all of the 2019-20 season after tearing his Achilles during the NBA Finals.