Nets’ Irving elbowed in the face at practice facility
By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving was injured during a pickup game on Tuesday, according to the New York Post. He was elbowed in the face, according to the story, at the Nets facility.
Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson went to the doctors with his star. However, the severity of the injury is not clear.
“It literally happened 30 minutes [ago] so I wouldn’t even want to speculate at all, but I think it’s just a case of doing our due diligence,” GM Sean Marks said at an afternoon news conference. “Kyrie goes and gets checked out like he would anywhere else and we always send staff with him, and it’s a great opportunity for [head coach] Kenny [Atkinson], too.”
This is not the first time that the superstar has suffered a facial injury. He previously suffered a broken bone in his face while he was a member of the Boston Celtics in November 2017.
In the off-season, Irving signed a four-year, $141 million deal with the team. This allowed Irving to play close to home, as he is from North Jersey.