The Brooklyn Nets have announced that All-Star guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out of Game 5 of their second round series against the Milwaukee Bucks due to a sprained ankle. Their head coach Steve Nash has confirmed that he has had an MRI and without him, the Nets suffered an 11 point loss to the Bucks team who tied the series at two games a piece.
The setback adds to the list of his injuries this year. At the end of the regular season, Irving left their game against the Chicago Bulls due to a facial contusion he sustained. Also, of the other nine games he missed, those were due to groin, shoulder, back and finger injuries respectively.
Games 5 and 6 are expected to happen Tuesday and Thursday at Barclays Center and Fiserv Forum.
|2021-06-21 15:15||ESPN||Ankle||Irving (ankle) is unlikely to play for Team USA at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.|
|2021-05-14 17:45||USA||Face||Irving missed the previous game with a facial contusion, but it is likely that he will line up for Saturday’s tilt with the Bulls. Expected Return: Prob Sat|
|2021-04-13 19:15||ESPN||Undisclosed||Irving (personal) is considered questionable for Wednesday’s game at Philadelphia, Malika Andrews of ESPN reports.|
|2021-02-18 16:30||USA||Back||Irving was held out of the previous game with lower-back tightness, but he is likely to take the court Thursday versus the Lakers. Expected Return: Prob Thurs|