The Nets’ Guard will miss the remainder of the season due to shoulder surgery
Brooklyn’s General Manager, Sean Marks, told reporters today that Kyrie Irving will undergo surgery on his shoulder and will miss the remainder of the 2019-2020 season. Irving had previously missed 26 games this year due to his nagging shoulder injury. He has also missed time since the beginning of February due to an ankle injury.
The former number one overall pick out of Duke has only played in 20 of the Nets’ 53 games so far this season. He will finish this year with an average of 27.4 points per game as well as 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game. Brooklyn has an 8-12 record this season with Irving in the active lineup.
Kyrie Irving signed a four year contract with the Nets this past off-season worth $141 million. He was one of the prized free agents signed by the Nets this past summer, along with DeAndre Jordan and two-time NBA Finals MVP Kevin Durant.
The last game Irving played in this season came on February 1st. The Nets lost to the Washington Wizards by a final score of 113-107. In 29 minutes of action, Kyrie recorded 11 points, four assists, and four rebounds.
At this time, there are no reports of how long Irving will be inactive for, but it has been confirmed that he will miss the rest of this season.