Celtics’ Kyrie Irving Suffers Facial Fracture, Will Wear Mask Upon Return
Following the loss of All-Star Gordon Hayward, the Boston Celtics cannot stop winning, reeling off 11-straight.
As the scorching hot Boston team gets said to take on the division rival Toronto Raptors, they may be forced to play without their other star. While trying to defend a Kemba Walker shot, center Aron Baynes, hit Kyrie Irving in the face, forcing the star point guard to leave the game as a concussion precaution. Following the Celtics victory of ver the Charlotte Hornets, it was determined that Irving has suffered a facial fracture and will consequently more than likely sit out of Sunday’s game.
“We’ve been preaching next man up forever,” Celtics guard Terry Rozier said. “Lately, our team is dropping like flies. You just gotta be ready. Shane did a great job, stepping up, coming in [Friday]. Like you said, you just never know in this league when your number is going to be called. We did a good job handling that.”
Upon his eventual return from what is believed to be a minor facial fracture, Irving will be forced to wear a mask. In 12 games with his new team, the NBA Champion has averaged 20.3-points and 5.2-assists per game.