Kyrie Irving might have some trouble keeping his eyes on the prize in the coming days.
The Boston Celtics guard suffered scratched eyes Monday night in the fourth quarter of his team’s loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The injury occurred when Spurs forward Marco Belinelli inadvertently caught Irving with an elbow, sending the star guard to the ground in pain.
After the game, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens offered the following update on Irving:
There’s no such thing as a “good injury,” but it certainly sounds like Irving dodged a bullet. When you’re talking about someone’s eyes, you’re looking at millimeters of difference between a minor ailment and something far more serious.
Irving offered this (slightly NSFW) quote on the play with Belinelli:
As for the Celtics, they suffered yet another disappointing defeat, as the Spurs scored 46 third-quarter points to erase a halftime deficit.
Boston now is an underwhelming 21-15 on the season.
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