Nets’ Kyrie Irving Will Be Out for at Least 1 Week

Kyrie Irving of the Brooklyn Nets, last month. Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

Brooklyn Nets’ star point guard Kyrie Irving has really bad luck this season when it comes to injuries. Irving suffered a ligament sprain over the weekend in a game against Washington Wizards and will reportedly be out for at least one week.

The 27-year-old got injured in the fourth quarter of the contest when he and Wizards’ Bradley Beal tangled up. Irving awkwardly landed on his knee and left to the locker room shortly after. The initial diagnosis of a sprain was later confirmed after an MRI.

After getting diagnosed, Irving went on social media to tell his followers that he will be “ok.”

“Honestly, what a scare, but I know God and the angels definitely looked out for me on that one!” said Irving.

Kyrie Irving struggled to stay on the court for the Nets this season, missing career-high 28 games. Most of the games he missed came due to a right shoulder impingement he suffered in November, and he only returned to action in mid-January.

Irving, who is in his first season with the Nets, is averaging career-high 27.4 points per game alongside 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists. Brooklyn is currently seventh in the East with 21-27 record and 20.5 games behind first placed Milwaukee Bucks.