Kyrie Irving Decides To Have Her Right Shoulder And Won’t Play This Season Anymore

New York, Feb. 20 (EFE). – The starting base and franchise player of the Brooklyn Nets, Kyrie Irving, will be operated on the right shoulder, which has been injured since the beginning of the season, and will not play for the remainder of the According to the information offered this afternoon by the team itself, the Nets general manager Sean Marks was in charge of making Irving’s final discharge known for the remainder of the season. Irving missed 26 consecutive games at the beginning of this season when he suffered a bruise on his right shoulder and since then he has had problems without finally being able to recover. The All-Star player, who came to the Nets last summer as a free agent, after leaving the Celtics Boston said the pain in his right shoulder began during the game that the Brooklyn team played on November 4 against the New Orleans Pelicans. Marks admitted that everyone within the organization, including his own Irving, they were disappointed that the Nets (25-28) have never been able to have the entire team, free of injuries, and compete to the fullest. The Nets have also not been able to have another franchise and All-Star player, forward Kevin Durant , who was also signed as a free agent last summer, but is in full recovery from the broken Achilles heel of his right leg that he suffered during the 2018-19 NBA Finals when he was a Golden State Warriors player “The season has turned us into a real roller coaster, without control, due to injuries,” Marks said. “But our goal remains to be in the playoffs, but above all to ensure the health of the players.” Irving, 27, visited a specialist in Arizona last December and received a cortisone injection on the 24th of that month. Both the All-Star player and the doctors thought that cortisone could help him not feel pain and eliminate the option of going through the operating room.However, in the end it was not possible to avoid surgery and Irving, with averages of 27, 4 points; 5.2 rebounds and 6.4 assists, leaves the team without its maximum scorer. Irving also missed a game due to the hamstring tension, another after the death of his friend Kobe Bryant and the five meetings before the end of the Finish Star Week, after suffering a sprained right knee in the All-Star Game, meanwhile, Nets coach Kenny Atkinson admitted that Irving’s pain was not something of a specific moment when he had a shock, but in the end it became permanent. “The shoulder is somewhat difficult,” said Atkinson. “I simply believe that in the end there was no improvement and since he was there he could not give us all the contribution he wanted and I think that the decision to operate is the best for everyone in the future.” (C) Agencia EFE

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