The Brooklyn Nets will be without Kyrie Irving once again.
After missing Game 5 with a sprained right ankle, Nets head coach Steve Nash revealed that Irving will also miss Game 6 against the Milwaukee Bucks.
Steve Nash says Kyrie Irving is out for Game 6 and doesn't think he will travel, but James Harden will play.- Kristian Winfield (@Krisplashed) June 16, 2021
Here's all you need to know about Irving's injury so far.
Kyrie Irving injury timeline
Irving suffered the injury on a drive midway through the second quarter of Game 4. After he missed a contested layup, Irving landed on the foot of Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo and remained down as the ball went the other way.
Brooklyn called a timeout, Irving exited the floor on his own power and was ruled out during the halftime break.
Kyrie Irving headed to the locker room after an apparent ankle injury. pic.twitter.com/MhTR8DacBh- SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 13, 2021
His status for the remainder of the series is dependent on the severity of the sprain.
Kyrie Irving's injury history
While Irving missed 18 of a possible 72 games in the 2020-21 season, nine were for personal reasons.
Of the other nine games missed (face, groin, shoulder, back, finger, rest), none were due to an ankle issue. Irving had appeared in each of the Nets' first nine playoff games in 2021.
How long will Kyrie Irving be out?
Irving has been ruled out for Game 6 with a right ankle sprain.
Nash previously told the media that he has "no idea" whether Irving will be able to return in this series, per Malika Andrews of ESPN.
Kyrie Irving will miss Game 5 on Tuesday with a sprained right ankle, Steve Nash says. Irving had an MRI. Nash adds he has "no idea" whether or not he will be able to return in this series vs. Milwaukee.- Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) June 14, 2021
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