Sport Kyrie Irving to miss Nets-Mavs matchup due to shoulder problem

04:30  28 february  2021
04:30  28 february  2021 Source:   performgroup.com

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Irving missed 26 games earlier in the season due to a shoulder injury, but returned to action in mid-January. He played in nine games and put together some magical performances, including a 54-point effort in a win over the Chicago Bulls. However, the pain in his shoulder led to the decision of having In the short term, without Irving for the remainder of this season, the Nets , currently ranked eighth in the East, have absolutely no chance in the first round. They're probably going to lose to the Milwaukee Bucks or whoever gets the No. 2 seed, and those games might not even be worth watching without

Nets fans who recall Kyrie Irving ’s right shoulder limiting him to just 20 games last season naturally began to worry when he missed Saturday’s game due Most of the time he missed was due to taking a personal leave and the ensuing COVID-19 contact tracing quarantine. But since returning, Irving has been stellar. Irving has a league-high 121.8 offensive rating, and his leadership has surpassed many, especially after it was questioned following contentious exits from Cleveland and Boston.

The Brooklyn Nets will be without star Kyrie Irving against the Dallas Mavericks due to "right shoulder injury recovery".

Kyrie Irving holding a basketball: Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving © NBAE Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving

Brooklyn announced the absence of Irving ahead of Saturday's NBA clash with the Mavericks.

Seven-time All-Star and 2016 NBA champion Irving underwent shoulder surgery in March last year.

Irving has been averaging 27.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game for the star-studded Nets this season.

The Nets are already without former MVP Kevin Durant through the All-Star break.

A left hamstring injury means Durant will not return until after the All-Star Game, which takes place in Atlanta on March 7.

Durant has missed the Nets' last six games, though Brooklyn are in the midst of an eight-game winning streak.

The Nets (22-12) are second behind the Philadelphia 76ers (22-11) in the Eastern Conference.

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