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Sport Report: Kyrie Irving may have surgery on injured shoulder

00:50  21 february  2020
00:50  21 february  2020 Source:   ftw.usatoday.com

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Irving , the Nets point guard, has not played since November with a right shoulder injury . Nets guard Kyrie Irving , addressing the media for the first time in two months, said on Saturday that he had taken a cortisone shot in an attempt to avoid surgery on an ailing shoulder that has kept him out of games

Brooklyn Nets star Kyrie Irving has not appeared in a game since November because of an injured shoulder and it appears surgery could be an option He said his shoulder issue began with overuse near the end of training camp and got worse over the course of his first 11 appearances this season.


We've all been in that spot that Kyrie Irving is in right now. You know the one.

For you, it's that moment where you start to feel sick or you realize something isn't 100% right with your health. But you keep chugging through because you've got "things" to do other than being sick.

That's exactly how Irving has handled his shoulder injury all season long and it's finally come back to bite him. He played through his ailment as much as he could. Irving was reportedly considering surgery last month - he opted to take cortisone shots instead.

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Injury Tracker: Kyrie Irving ( shoulder ) finally spoke with the media on Saturday, and what he had to Irving acknowldeged he has met with numerous specialists since initially injuring his shoulder At this point, it would be surprising if we see him before February, and he may have played his last

Kyrie Irving is holding off on surgery but the six-time All-Star will re-evaluate in a month or two.

And, now, guess what? He re-aggravated the shoulder and is once again considering shoulder surgery, reports say, and he'll be out for an "extended period of time."

According to ESPN, Irving is expected to decide whether or not to have surgery in the coming days.

That worst case scenario Irving was trying to avoid? That's his reality now. He probably won't play basketball for the rest of the season or whatever "an extended period of time" is. The Nets' season is pretty much over - they should probably tank. They won't have their best two players until next year.

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Kyrie Irving describes his emotions while dealing with his shoulder injury and is focused on moving toward getting better. Speaking with reporters for the first time since initially injuring his right shoulder in mid-November, Irving , who was diagnosed with a shoulder impingement, said he got a

Kyrie Irving will miss upwards of 6 weeks due to surgery , but the Celtics' season is not over quite yet. All Is Not Lost for Kyrie Irving and the Injured Celtics. The Celtics dodged a major bullet with Kyrie Irving 's recovery period. But Boston still has a major hurdle to overcome in the postseason.

That's all fine, by the way. The problem is that literally anybody could've seen this coming. Irving should've opted for surgery a long time ago.

Had he opted for surgery in December or early January when he realized he couldn't lift his shoulder, maybe he'd still be able to play by the end of the year. Maybe there's still a playoff push the Nets can make in that scenario - it is the Eastern Conference we're talking about, after all. But Irving never gave himself that chance.

We can all understand wanting to be available for your team and wanting to play your part as a leader, but we've seen players' careers derailed by operating that way. As a Wizards fan who has watched John Wall's career, I can attest. Playing through pain got him to the point he's at now.

Irving doesn't want to be in that boat. It's good that he's finally taking a step back and doing what needs to be done - even if he's a bit late to the party. Being ready for the future is far more important than getting a bucket tomorrow.

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