Kyrie Irving to undergo MRI on right knee after suffering injury
Kyrie Irving left Saturday night’s Brooklyn Nets game against the Washington Wizards after suffering an apparent knee injury during a tie-up with Bradley Beal.
Irving and Beal were fighting for the ball in the fourth quarter and both players ended up on the court. Beal bumped into the back of Irving’s right leg, causing Irving’s knee to bend the wrong way.
Kyrie Irving went back to the locker room after getting his leg caught underneath Bradley Beal. pic.twitter.com/6KpqXhfskJ
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Irving was seen grabbing his right knee after the incident. He was able to get up and limped into the locker room on his own.
Irving had 11 points in 29 minutes prior to suffering the injury, which the Nets later called a sprain. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving will undergo an MRI on his knee Sunday.
Irving had 54 points in the team’s previous game on Friday night. Two games before that, he had 40.
He showed off some unreal moves earlier in Saturday’s game:
Kyrie handles, stops, and fades. pic.twitter.com/I82w2iIyPP
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