Kyrie Irving can’t seem to stay healthy these days. The Brooklyn Nets have announced yet another injury update for the star guard.
Irving has reportedly “re-aggravated his injured right shoulder that cost him 26 games and is out indefinitely,” according to Marc Stein. Nets coach Kenny Atkinson told reporters about Irving’s injury on Tuesday. The Brooklyn coach isn’t ruling Irving out for the rest of the season just yet, though.
Irving is set to see a specialist at some point this week to gain further recommendation. The Nets will wait until they receive further word from the specialist to make a decision regarding Irving and the rest of the season.
Brooklyn’s in an interesting situation. The Nets are currently 25-28, good for seventh place in the Eastern Conference standings. With the playoffs currently in the picture, Atkinson would obviously prefer to have Irving return as soon as possible. But Brooklyn certainly won’t make any long-term risks.
Kyrie Irving has re-aggravated his injured right shoulder that cost him 26 games and is out indefinitely again, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed today
— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) February 18, 2020
Irving has had major injury trouble throughout his career. Hopefully, this isn’t serious.
The Nets may choose to sit Irving out for the rest of the season if the injury is bad enough.
Given Brooklyn’s bright future – which is centered around Irving and Kevin Durant – there’s no reason to rush Irving back this season. It’ll be interesting to see how the Nets handle this situation.