Irving has facial fracture; Horford probable for next game

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 12, 2017 07:51 AM
Irving has facial fracture; Horford probable for next game
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BOSTON (AP) — Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has a broken bone in his face and is doubtful for their next game.

The team called the fracture minor.

Irving left Friday night’s (Saturday, PHL time) game against the Charlotte Hornets in the first quarter after taking an inadvertent elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes. Irving was bleeding from the nose as he was escorted to the locker room.

Also Saturday (Sunday, PHL time), the Celtics said Al Horford probably would be able to return for Sunday’s game against the Toronto Raptors.

The Celtics have won 11 straight games, beating the Hornets on Friday night (Saturday, PHL time) despite playing most of the game without Horford, Irving and Gordon Hayward.

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