Nets' Kyrie Irving has facial fracture after getting elbowed
ABS-CBN Sports on Sep 26, 2019 07:03 AM
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NEW YORK (AP) — Kyrie Irving is hurt before his Nets career even begins.
Irving sustained a left side facial fracture after being elbowed during a pickup game, and the Nets said Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time) the All-Star point guard is listed as day to day.
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 was hurt Tuesday (Wednesday, PHL time) in one of the final workouts before the team opens training camp. The injury came less than an hour before general manager Sean Marks and coach Kenny Atkinson were scheduled to address the media, and Atkinson instead skipped the press conference to accompany Irving for evaluation.
Brooklyn opens training camp on Saturday (Sunday, PHL time).
Irving was signed in July after two seasons in Boston. He has had to wear a mask previously during games to protect a facial fracture, including early in the 2017-18 season after he was elbowed by former teammate Aron Baynes.