Kyrie Irving taken to hospital after taking elbow to face during practice
Kyrie Irving suffered an injury during a Brooklyn Nets practice on Tuesday that necessitated a visit to the hospital, according to a tweet from Newsday’s Gregg Logan.
No further information has been made available about Irving’s injury, including its severity, but it is said to have been caused by the superstar point guard taking an elbow to the face.
Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson escorted Irving to the hospital, so he was not made available at Tuesday’s press conference.
General manager Sean Marks was in attendance, however, and he had only glowing remarks about the Nets’ blockbuster signing from the offseason who will play in 2019-20 (Marks also indicated newcomer Kevin Durant is not expected to play this season as he continues his recovery from a torn Achilles).
Marks says #KyrieIrving already has shown leadership and his athleticism in #Nets summer workouts.— Greg Logan (@GregLogan1) September 24, 2019
Marks says #Netshave been working together past three weeks at practice facility and #KyrieIrving has been “religious” about his participation. Marks said he’s excited by talent level but also impressed by camaraderie between vets and young guys.— Greg Logan (@GregLogan1) September 24, 2019
The hope obviously is that Irving did not suffer a serious injury in the practice mishap. The Nets of course are counting on Irving to help develop a winning culture in Brooklyn this coming season ahead of Durant making his debut with the team, which presumably will come during the 2020-21 campaign.