Kyrie Irving injury update: Nets guard ruled out of Game 5 vs. Bucks with sprained ankle

Kyrie Irving injury update: Nets guard ruled out of Game 5 vs. Bucks with sprained ankle

Kyrie Irving exited Sunday’s Game 4 vs. the Bucks with an apparent ankle injury, and there’s no timeline for his return to the court.

Irving was hurt in the second quarter in the Nets matchup with the Bucks, as he landed awkwardly and rolled his ankle on a shooting attempt. He would stay down on the floor for the ensuing possession.

Further testing on Monday led to Irving being ruled out for Tuesday’s Game 5, and there’s no telling when he may be able to return to the court.

Irving seemed to land on Giannis Antetokounmpo’s foot on the hoop attempt, but no foul was called for undercutting Irving.

The Nets, who were already without guard James Harden, would be without Irving for the remainder of the second quarter after that.

There’s no telling how severe the injury is, but Irving was able to walk off, albeit gingerly, under his own power.

Here’s the latest on the injury:

Kyrie Irving injury update

Irving will be off the court for Game 5 as he recovers from a sprained ankle. Nets coach Steve Nash says he has “no idea” when Irving may be able to return to the court.

Depending on how quickly the sprain heals, he may or may not be available for the remainder of the series after Game 5.

Midway through the second quarter on Sunday’s Game 4, Irving walked back to the locker room under his own power but struggled to put weight on his right leg.

Nets coach Steve Nash told reporters after the game that X-rays on Irving’s ankle were negative. 

“We’ll have to see how it goes (Monday) in further tests and treatment,” Nash said.

Those further tests indicated that Irving would be a no-go for Tuesday’s Game 5.

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