Net’s Superstar Kyrie Irving Re-Aggravates Shoulder, Out Indefinitely
It has been a season to forget for Brooklyn Nets superstar Kyrie Irving.
After missing 26 game in the first half of the season with a shoulder injury, the Nets have announced that the point guard has re-aggravated the injury and will be out indefinitely. He is set to meet with a specialist at some point this week. Additionally, the 27-year old has not played in a game since February 1 after sustaining a separate knee injury.
Across 20 games this season, Irving has averaged 27.4 points, 6.4 assists, and 5.2 rebounds per game while shooting an impressive 47.8 percent from the field. He has most definitely been affective when available, but the availability has become a huge question mark with Irving especially with three expensive years remaining on his four-year, $136.5-million deal.
Kyrie Irving has re-aggravated his right shoulder and will see a specialist this week, per @malika_andrews
His shoulder injury has caused him to miss 26 games this season pic.twitter.com/Bw6Iysu9n0
— Bleacher Report NBA (@BR_NBA) February 18, 2020
The Nets made a huge splash this past offseason after signing both Kevin Durant and Irving in free agency, but through 53 games this season, the duo has missed a combined 86 games.
In other news, Irving was elected the new NBPA Vice President, replacing Pau Gasol.
“This was the right time for me to run for a leadership position in the NBPA,” Irving said in a statement. “I have been an observer and a participant in union affairs for a while, but for the most part, I was off on the sidelines, supporting our Executive Committee as they made important decisions. At this point in my career, I wanted to join forces with those guys and take a bigger role outside of the basketball court and within our union.”
Irving will now serve a three-year term in office.