Kyrie Irving appears to re-aggravate face injury during preseason game
The preseason game between the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets went on as scheduled in China on Thursday, and Kyrie Irving may end up wishing it hadn’t.
Irving left the game after he appeared to re-aggravate a face injury he suffered during the offseason. He was hit in the face while playing tight defense on Rajon Rondo, and he was seen tossing his protective face mask down in frustration and cursing shortly before being ruled out for the remainder of the game.
Kyrie took a shot to the face while wearing protective mask, leaves game and looks in pain on the bench pic.twitter.com/R5mlUpG778
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Irving suffered a facial fracture when he took an elbow to the face in a pickup game prior to training camp. The Nets were obviously comfortable with the way he was recovering if they allowed him to play in a meaningless exhibition game, but it remains to be seen if Irving suffered a setback.
Expect Brooklyn to play it safe with the star point guard going forward.