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Nets' Kyrie Irving to have season-ending shoulder surgery

Irving said pain in the shoulder initially worsened after a game on Nov. 4.
Credit: AP
Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving (11) drives against Detroit Pistons guard Bruce Brown (6) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit, Saturday, Jan. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

PHILADELPHIA — Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his right shoulder and miss the rest of the season.

The Nets made the announcement Thursday before playing the Philadelphia 76ers in their first game after the All-Star break.

Nets coach Kenny Atkinson said this week that Irving was still having trouble with the shoulder that sidelined him for 26 games earlier this season. Irving said pain in the shoulder initially worsened after a game on Nov. 4.

He was limited to just 20 games after signing with the Nets in July.

In a tweet, the Nets said, "Kyrie Irving will have arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder. He will be out for the remainder of the 2019-20 season."

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