Nets guard Kyrie Irving has re-aggravated the shoulder injury that caused him to miss 26 games this season and is out indefinitely, head coach Kenny Atkinson confirmed today.
Atkinson also said that Irving will see a specialist regarding his shoulder that has been continuously bothering him all season. He "wouldn't go there" when it came to concerns over Irving missing the remainder of the season.
Earlier this season, Irving opted to receive a cortisone shot instead of having surgery on the shoulder impingement, with hopes that it would be enough to get him through the pain. But obviously, that hasn't been the case.
This development just adds to the injury-riddled time Irving has been having in his first season with the Nets. Prior to the All Star break, Irving had missed the last five games due to a knee injury.
Also, during the preseason, Irving suffered a facial fracture in the preseason that required him to wear a mask.
Irving then suffered from the right shoulder impingement and bursitis in the middle of November that kept him out 26 games -- the star point guard has only appeared in 20 games for the Nets this year after signing with Brooklyn this past summer.
Irving was just named the Vice President of National Basketball Players Association on Monday.