Nets' Kyrie Irving Aggravates Right Shoulder

Same Injury That Has Held Him Out Of 26 Games This Season

Rob Lep
February 18, 2020 - 6:31 pm

Where have we heard this before? Kyrie Irving is injured. Again.

Listen to your team news NOW.

The Brooklyn Nets guard has aggravated the same right shoulder that caused him to miss 26 games earlier this season, head coach Kenny Atkinson said Tuesday. He will be out indefinitely.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) during the second half against the Washington Wizards on Feb 1, 2020 at Capital One Arena.
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Irving, who was not at practice Tuesday, will see a specialist this week. He hasn't played since Feb. 1 with a sprained knee.

When asked, Atkinson said he "wouldn't go there" on whether the team is concerned the injury could cause the Nets' superstar to miss the rest of the season.

Brooklyn returns from the All-Star break Thursday when they take on the Philadelphia 76ers.

Irving, the six-time NBA All-Star, is averaging 27.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game in the 20 games he's played this year.