The Brooklyn Nets announced on Wednesday afternoon that Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a facial fracture.
UPDATE: Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a left side facial fracture, which he sustained yesterday during workouts. He is currently listed as day to day.— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) September 25, 2019
Irving got an elbow to the face during a pick-up game on Tuesday, and left with coach Kenny Atkinson to seek treatment.
Nets general manager Sean Marks downplayed the seriousness of the injury during a Tuesday news conference, saying that they were doing their “due diligence” in sending Irving to be checked out.
Irving, a six-time All-Star point guard, signed a four-year, $142 million contract with the Nets in July. He’s expected to lead the team while Kevin Durant likely misses the entire season while rehabbing his ruptured Achilles.
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