Nets News: Kyrie Irving Ruled Out For the Season

Published 03/04/2020, 3:03 AM EST


Kyrie Irving is officially out for season. Brooklyn Nets announced on Tuesday that the 27-year old underwent a successful surgery and will recover by next season.

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The Nets posted a medical update on Irving on Twitter that read: “Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving underwent a successful arthroscopic surgery today to relieve a right shoulder impingement. The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery. Irving, who will miss the remainder of the season, is expected to make a full recovery.”

Irving, 27, has hardly featured for  the Nets in his first season with them. He made a sparkling 50-point debut for the Nets this season but was soon injured. Irving had a long injury layoff since mid-November. His return in the new year also didn’t last long as he reaggravated the injured.

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In all, Irving made 20 appearances for the Nets this season. Over the period, he has averaged 27.4 points and 6.4 assists per game.

Kyrie Irving ended his season, but what about Brooklyn Nets?

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When Brooklyn Nets signed two All-Stars- Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant– last summer, they had high expectations from them.

While Durant was already expected to be out for season, the Nets expected something from Irving this season. However, their expectations were shattered when Irving also suffered a major injury.

After playing 60 games in the season, the Nets are seventh in the Eastern Conference. Although they are without their star signings, a playoff spot looks very much a possibility for the Nets.

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The Nets have won 10 games less than the sixth placed Philadelphia 76ers but they also have a five game cushion over the ninth placed Washington Wizards. If they continue to get a few decent results, they might own one of the last two playoff spots by the end of the regular season.

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Saketh Kandadai

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