What happened to Kyrie Irving? Sending All-Star Teammate Out in Wheelchair, Dwight Powell Might have Called the Season for Mavs

Published 12/08/2023, 11:40 PM EST

Follow Us

USA Today via Reuters

The Dallas Mavericks might have something serious to worry about: their All-Star contender Kyrie Irving. The Mavs registered a blowout 147-97 win over the Utah Jazz to reach the 5th seed of the Western Conference. While they had all the opportunity to climb up the ladder further, the franchise might have a serious concern as Uncle Drew walked off the court after an injury.

America’s Favorite Video Today

Irving joined hands with Luka Doncic & Co. during the 2022-23 mid-season. The experts expected the team to hit it right off the bat, but things didn’t pan out that way. The team even failed to qualify for the playoffs. Fast forward to this season, the team has displayed one of the dominant efforts of the league so far. But, there seemed to be a speed bump on its expressway.

Kyrie Irving walks off the court after a horrific collision

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Luka Doncic and Kyrie Irving have been complimenting each other well so far in the season. Doncic, who had recently embraced fatherhood, has been dominating the court with points explosion. On the other hand, Irving has taken up the role of facilitator and crunch-time scorer.

USA Today via Reuters

However, it all came to a halt on Friday night. With less than 4 minutes left in the 2nd quarter, Irving ran up on the lane for a layup and extracted a foul call when the Portland Trail Blazers‘ Duop Reath made contact. The star went off balance and fell on the floor. Despite the foul call, Irving’s teammate Dwight Powell went up for a rebound and ended up landing on Uncle Drew’s right ankle.

Trending

Get instantly notified of the hottest NBA stories via Google! Click on Follow Us and Tap the Blue Star.

Follow Us

The 8x All-Star stayed on the ground for a while, holding on to his ankle in pain. Later, he dropped both free throws and clocked out of the game.

Moments after the start of the third quarter, further developments on Irving’s injury surfaced in the NBA world.

Unaware of Breaking Larry Bird’s Record, Luka Doncic Expresses Joy After “Special” Feat

Irving goes off the arena in a wheelchair

After the injury, Irving struggled to walk to the locker room as the tensed Mavs bench watched him. Minutes after the incident, an update revealed that the star left the arena for further medical assistance in a wheelchair.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The management also took to their social media handle and revealed that the star won’t return to the game in the second half. The severity of the injury is still unclear.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Watch This Story – With Luka Doncic and Wife Jessica Olsson in Stands, Dirk Nowitzki Takes on Ex-teammate in an Entirely Different Set-Up

The Mavs should pray that the injury doesn’t keep the star out for long. How long do you think Irving will be out? Let us know in the comments.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Written by:

Shahul Hameed

1,310Articles

One take at a time

“If you don't fall how are you going to know what getting up is like." - Reading this, it’d be pretty much evident how much I love and am in awe of Stephen Curry. His Warrior spirit flows right in my veins.
Show More>

Edited by:

Vishav

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT

EDITORS' PICK

America’s Favorite Video Today