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Irving out for Celtics with possible concussion

Irving out for Celtics with possible concussion

Irving left Friday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets in the first quarter after taking an inadvertent elbow to the face from teammate Aron Baynes.

Irving will wear a mask for a few weeks after, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving has been diagnosed with a minor facial fracture and is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Raptors, the team announced on Saturday. Clearly dazed and bloodied, Irving quickly was ruled out for the remainder of the game, and was evaluated for a possible concussion.

The Celtics have struggled with injuries on the young season.

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Boston's Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured tibia and a dislocated ankle in the season opener and is out for the year.

The Celtics are playing the game without Al Horford, who is recovering from a concussion.

Irving has led the Celtics to the best record in the East averaging 22 points and 5.2 assists per game.


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