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Kyrie Irving to play through broken nose

Nov 15, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

Cleveland Cavaliers' Irving brings the ball up court against New York Knicks during their NBA basketball game in New York

Remember last season when Kyrie Irving had to wear a mask for a while after a broken jaw?

Well, we may see the mask again.

Irving suffered a minimally displaced right nasal fracture against the Timberwolves, but he will play through the injury, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer. That includes Friday night against the Bobcats. No word on the mask.

Irving has struggled a little to start the season. He’s still averaging 20.1 points and 7.1 assists a game, but he is shooting just 38.6 percent overall and 33.3 percent from three. Eventually those numbers will improve, this is just a little slump.

But a busted nose isn’t going to help that any.

  1. johngalt1783 - Nov 15, 2013 at 6:16 PM

    Irving could have been one of the best PGs in the NBA if he wasn’t so injury prone. How many injuries has he now had in his short career? Too many especially for a young player. Unfortunately it will most likely only get worse as he gets older.

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