Kyrie Irving suffered a facial fracture in Friday night's Celtics win over the Hornets that will reportedly sideline him for Boston's game on Sunday. After that, Irving will wear a mask for a brief period of time while his face heals. It's expected he'll be back to full health, and no longer in a mask, after two weeks. Irving has been fantastic since arriving in Boston. He has had a strong rapport with Al Horford on the court and the two typically play better when they are on the floor together. Irving has also surprisingly been a big part of the Celtics' great early defense. He's averaging a career high in steals and longtime watchers constantly reference how much more engaged he is. This won't be the first time Irving has had to wear a mask. Back in 2012, Irving had to wear a mask while he recovered from a broken jaw.
Kyrie Irving has facial fracture, likely to miss Sunday's game, wear mask
CBS Sports | Nov 12