Kyrie Irving injury update: Mavericks star leaves arena in walking boot, but hopes to play vs. Warriors

Dallas Mavericks guard Kyrie Irving left the arena with a protective walking boot on his best foot after his group’s 112-108 loss to the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday night. Irving stated the boot is “precautionary,” and he wishes to be all set for the group’s next video game on Wednesday versus the Golden State Warriors. 

The event occurred early in the 3rd quarter as Irving was attempting to cut through the lane. Brooks stepped on his heel and Irving collapsed in apparent discomfort. Initially, a nasty was contacted Brooks, though the Grizzlies challenged the judgment and it was reversed to a moving screen on Dwight Powell. 

“Unfortunate play,” Irving stated. “I would have felt different up here if I felt Dillon did it on purpose, but I didn’t. Just one of those plays where he’s trailing me and I think his feet got caught up in mine and I twisted my ankle. Just bad timing, but the game has to keep going on.”

That was the second of 3 notable minutes including Irving and Brooks throughout the video game. Early on, Irving sent out some garbage talk Brooks’ method, informing him to “stop playing that dumb— defense.” After the last buzzer, there was an uncomfortable minute where the 2 appeared to accept a jersey exchange, just Irving never ever took Brook’s t-shirt. (Irving stated postgame that was unintended.)

The injury, however, takes precedence over the unneeded drama. With this loss to the Grizzlies, the Mavericks are 2-4 in their last 6 video games and 5-7 because the All-Star break. The injuries to Irving and Luka Doncic, who have actually missed out on the previous 5 video games, have actually been a significant issue, and the Mavericks cannot pay for to lose Irving once again. 

“I just gotta make it back home to Dallas and start my recovery work and do everything I can to prepare for the next day and a half,” Irving stated. “Take time, rest and exhaust all my options to be ready to play the next game. 

“I was actually stressed over my ankle being sprained, once we returned here. It wasn’t, it was simply a reaggravation of that exact same area on the top of my best foot… It entered a position where I might just re-aggravate my huge toe. Again, regrettable, however simply eagerly anticipating the next two days.”

Next up for the Mavericks is the Warriors on Wednesday, which will be a substantial video game for both groups. The Warriors presently being in 6th location in the Western Conference at 37-36, while the Mavericks are half a video game behind at 36-36. This video game will choose the season series in between the 2 groups and might perhaps identify who gets a top-six area and who needs to go to the play-in competition. 



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