The Nets announced that PG Kyrie Irving underwent successful arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday to repair his right shoulder impingement. The procedure was performed by Dr. Riley Williams III at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Irving was shut down two weeks ago when he re-aggravated his shoulder, which has been bothering him all season long. Head coach Kenny Atkinson said at the time that Irving was to see a specialist, and he determined surgery was the best option.
Irving joined fellow superstar Kevin Durant as being out for the season, as No. 7 is working his way back from his Achilles injury.
Irving only played in 20 games this season, but was averaging a career-high 27.4 points, 6.4 assists, 5.2 rebounds and shooting 48 percent from the field over 32.9 minutes per game.