Irving was down for about five minutes before staying in for the jump ball, where he did not even attempt to jump, and then he walked to the locker room and did not return. The MRI revealed the medial ligament sprain, which is to his right knee. He is at least expected to miss games against the Phoenix Suns, Golden State Warriors, and Toronto Raptors.
This injury comes just as it seemed that the former Cleveland Cavalier and Boston Celtic was finding his groove in his first season with the Nets. The night before, Irving went off for 54 points in a win over the Chicago Bulls, but he is quickly sent to the sidelines. He has already missed a career-high 28 games this season, 26 of which were due to a right shoulder injury, one for a hamstring injury, and one to mourn the death of Kobe Bryant. And now he can add the knee ailment to the unfortunate list that is Irving's 2019-2020 season.