Nets’ Kyrie Irving Suffers a Facial Fracture at Practice

Kyrie Irving during his time with the Celtics
Kyrie Irving during his time with the Celtics. Photo by Rob Sambles/Frozen in Motion/REX/Shutterstock

Kyrie Irving’s stint with Brooklyn Nets isn’t off to a good start. The team announced on Wednesday that Irving suffered a facial fracture after being elbowed by a teammate during a pickup game. The incident reportedly occurred on Tuesday during a scrimmage at Nets’ HSS Training Center.

Following the injury, Irving was taken to the hospital, but that was only a precautionary measure according to Nets’ general manager Sean Marks.

“I wouldn’t even want to speculate at all, but I think it’s just a case of doing our due diligence,” – said Marks.

Fortunately for the Nets, however, Irving injury doesn’t seem to be serious, and he is expected to resume regular basketball activities in the coming days.

Kyrie Irving joined Brooklyn Nets this summer as a free agent alongside Kevin Durant, after spending the two previous seasons with Boston Celtics. With Durant out for the season due to an ACL injury, Irving is expected to be Nets’ leader and lead the team to at least decent playoff run in 2019/20.

Irving averaged 23.8 points, 5.0 rebounds, 6.9 assists and 1.5 steals for the Nets in 2018/19 while playing a total of 67 games during the regular season.