When Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant signed with the Brooklyn Nets this past summer, fans were extremely excited because it meant their team was about to get a lot better. It was common knowledge that Durant would miss the season with an Achilles injury but at least they would have Kyrie Irving playing point guard. At first, things looked good but once Irving suffered a shoulder injury, things took a bit of a negative turn. Recently, Irving came back to the lineup and it appeared as though he would be fine. Now, Irving has reaggravated his shoulder and is right back out of the Nets lineup.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic, Irving will now have an operation on his right shoulder so that he can repair the damage that's been done. This means the Nets star will be out of the lineup for quite a while. In fact, it could even spell the end of his season.
As it stands, the Nets are seventh in the Eastern Conference with a record of 25-28. Technically, this record is good enough to make the playoffs although they would have to face the Toronto Raptors in the First Round. Needless to say, the team needs to fix a lot of problems before they become serious contenders.
Hopefully, for Irving and Nets fans everywhere, Kyrie's recovery is a speedy and successful one.
Paul George Could Be Back With The Clippers Sooner Than You Think: Report
George is recovering from shoulder surgery.
Paul George joined the Los Angeles Clippers during the offseason after being traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder. After being nominated for the MVP award, Geroge was being added on to a squad that already boasted the talents and services of Kawhi Leonard. Leonard and George are seen as the best and scariest dynamic duo in the entire NBA although it still remains to be seen what they will be able to accomplish together.
George has yet to build any chemistry with Kawhi as he is currently recovering from surgery on both of his shoulders. There were discussions at one point that he might only be coming back after the first six weeks of the season but now it seems as though he might be back sooner than originally expected. In a report from Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports, it seems like George could be back in just three weeks.
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If this is the case, that means George will be back in the Clippers lineup by mid-November. Once Leonard and George link up together on the court, the NBA is going to have to be on notice as these two will be very tough to beat. Leonard put up 30 points in the team’s season opener against the Los Angeles Lakers and he appears to be a man on a mission.
Cam Newton Underwent Shoulder Surgery, Will Begin Rehab Immediately
Newton may miss a while subsequent season.
Cam Newton struggled with a shoulder damage for almost all of the 2018 season. The Panthers began with a 6-2 document however rapidly fell within the standings due to Newton's struggles to throw the soccer. According to ESPN, Newton underwent arthroscopic surgical procedure on his shoulder on Thursday and can begin rehabilitating the shoulder proper now with a view to come again as quickly as potential.
Newton took to Instagram to thank the followers and to say that the surgical procedure is only a minor setback.