The medical source not affiliated with the team suggested, “I think there’s more to this story. It wouldn’t surprise me if he needs [a procedure] down the road.”

Dr. Andrew S. Rokito, chief of shoulder surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, explained to the New York Post:

“He could have a rotator cuff injury which could be just tendinitis and inflammation all the way up to a partial tear. It’s unlikely a full tear. … In terms of time off, I can’t answer that question. It’s certainly conceivable if he really hurt his shoulder with an injury to the rotator cuff he may need few weeks.”

There’s no timetable for Irving’s return to the lineup, but it certainly seems as though he’ll be out of action for at least a couple more weeks.

Nets fans have to be starting to get frustrated. 

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