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Sport Irving, playing with face fracture, leaves Nets-Lakers early

15:37  10 october  2019
15:37  10 october  2019 Source:   ap.org

Kyrie to miss Saturday's preseason game after aggravating facial fracture

  Kyrie to miss Saturday's preseason game after aggravating facial fracture Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will miss Saturday's preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers after aggravating a facial fracture during the previous contest, the team announced Friday. Irving played just one minute in Thursday's affair in China before Lakers guard Rajon Rondo delivered inadvertent contact to his face. The six-time All-Star initially suffered the injury during an offseason pickup game and was sporting a protective mask during his Nets debut in China.

Kyrie Andrew Irving (/ˈkaɪri/; born March 23, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Brooklyn Nets of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Kyrie Irving is doubtful to play Sunday against the Raptors after tests showed he suffered a minor facial fracture Friday against Charlotte. Spike Lee buys 1970 Finals net , Holzman trophy. Irving was attended to by Celtics trainer Art Horne and left the court clutching a towel over his bloodied face .

SHANGHAI (AP) — Brooklyn guard Kyrie Irving left the team's preseason game against the Los Angeles Lakers about one minute after tip-off after taking a hit to the face.

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts as he watches the action against the Sesi/Franca Basketball Club from the bench during the first half of a exhibition NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)© Provided by The Associated Press Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving reacts as he watches the action against the Sesi/Franca Basketball Club from the bench during the first half of a exhibition NBA basketball game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Irving was attempting to play through a facial fracture, an injury that occurred in a pickup game last month. He was wearing a clear mask in an effort to protect his face, but appeared to bump into Lakers guard Rajon Rondo while playing defense just 1:06 into the contest.

Kyrie Irving Suffers Left Side Facial Fracture, Listed as Day-to-Day

  Kyrie Irving Suffers Left Side Facial Fracture, Listed as Day-to-Day Kyrie Irving Suffers Left Side Facial Fracture, Listed as Day-to-DayIrving signed a four-year, $136 million contract with the Nets in July. He comes to Brooklyn following two seasons in Boston. Irving spent the first six years of his career with the Cavaliers, reaching the Finals three times. Irving and Cleveland defeated the Warriors in seven games in the 2016 Finals.

Kyrie Irving has a fractured left kneecap and has been ruled out for the rest of the NBA Finals, the Cavaliers announced Friday. He looked healthy when he returned for Game 4 after visiting a specialist, who diagnosed that Irving could cause no further damage to the knee by playing on it.

Nets ' Kyrie Irving : Will play in China. by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire. Assuming he doesn't play Friday, his next opportunity will come Oct. 10 against the Lakers . Irving suffered a facial fracture during a workout Tuesday, and he's considered day-to-day.

Irving's face made contact with Rondo's upper arm. The Nets guard immediately winced in pain, took the mask off and motioned to the bench that he needed a substitute.

It was not immediately clear if Irving would return to the game.

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