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Kyrie Irving to miss game with shoulder injury

Hayward, Horford join Irving on Monday's injury list

From NBA media reports

Dec 10, 2018 1:11 PM ET

The Celtics will be without guard Kyrie Irving against the Pelicans tonight.

* Tonight on NBA TV: Pelicans vs. Celtics (7:30 ET)

Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving has been ruled out with right shoulder soreness for tonight's game against the New Orleans Pelicans, the team announced on Monday afternoon.

In addition to Irving, Gordon Hayward (illness), Aron Baynes (left ankle sprain) and Guerschon Yabusele (right ankle sprain) are also out for tonight's game. Al Horford (left knee soreness) is listed as doubtful.

Irving tweaked his right shoulder near the end of the Celtics' win over the New York Knicks last Thursday. After the game, Irving didn't seem too concerned about the injury.

"It was just a weird play at the end of the game," Irving told reporters after the game. "I don't know. It's like I got caught up as I was trying to get the ball out and pass it to Marcus [Smart] for a 3. It just caught me weird on my shoulder. So it's probably an AC joint or something like that. I'm not diagnosing myself, I'm pretty sure. I saw the doctors afterward and they said AC joint or something going on there, but I'll be all right."


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