Kyrie Irving has had a significant portion of his last three professional seasons shortened due to injuries and is now set to be sidelined the remainder of the year. As first reported by The Athletic’s Shams Charania and now confirmed by the Brooklyn Nets, Irving will undergo arthroscopic surgery to repair his shoulder, thus ending his season.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 20, 2020
Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder. He will be out for the remainder of the 2019-20 season. pic.twitter.com/HOuNdyCLrF
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) February 20, 2020
Irving is in his first season as a member of the Nets, having joined in free agency in a series of high profile moves alongside Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan. Earlier this season Irving missed time with a facial fracture, and missed significant time while a member of the Boston Celtics, having to have operations on his knee.
In his 20 games as a member of the Nets, Irving is averaging career-highs in both points (27.1) and rebounds (5.2) per game, while also contributing 6.4 assists per game. The Brooklyn Nets are currently 7th in the Eastern Conference standings with a 25-28 record, as Brooklyn will look to have further success once they regain the services of both Durant and Irving next season.