Kyrie Irving avoids serious injury after scary incident
Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving appears to have avoided a significant injury after teammate Dwight Powell landed on his ankle Friday night against the Portland Trail Blazers.
Irving sustained a heel contusion but did not suffer a substantial injury, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. There is no immediate timetable for his return.
Tests show Dallas Mavericks star Kyrie Irving has a heel contusion, avoiding a substantial injury after teammate Dwight Powell landed on his right leg, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Irving is beginning treatment on the heel and there is no return timetable yet. pic.twitter.com/8srMIY7KEG
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 9, 2023
Irving’s injury looked ugly live. Powell was contesting a rebound when he lost his balance and landed directly on Irving’s right leg. The star guard left the game, though the Mavericks disputed a claim from the Blazers’ TV broadcast stating that Irving left the arena in a wheelchair.
Rough Injury for Kyrie Irving, hopefully it isn’t too serious 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/vvlYmp4I5Z
— ₅ (@RunWithFox) December 9, 2023
The veteran guard is averaging 23 points and 5.2 assists per game on the season. Fortunately for the Mavericks, he may avoid a long-term absence.