Kyrie Irving was taken to the hospital after busting up his face in a pickup game yesterday and today we can tell you the team says he suffered a "left side facial fracture" in that incident—which is a fancy way of saying he busted up his face. He is listed as "day-to-day."
The Duke product is the Nets' second big free agent currently on the sidelines. Kevin Durant is currently rehabbing from a torn Achilles suffered in the 2019 Finals and Brooklyn GM Sean Marks confirmed yesterday that KD will not be playing this season.
Which is why the focus is on Irving, who averaged 23.8 points in 2018-19, shooting 40.1% from three. Brooklyn reached the playoffs for the first time since 2015 last season. before losing to the Sixers in round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs.
And relax Nets fans, as he will ready to shoot on opening night—he just may not be ready for any photo shoots until sometime after that.
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