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Kyrie Irving out for Nets' first preseason game

The Brooklyn Nets will have to wait a little longer to see Kyrie Irving on the floor with the team.

Irving will miss the Nets’ first preseason game on Friday (7:30 ET, NBA TV) as he recovers from facial fractures under his eye.

The 27-year-old point guard suffered the injury last week while working out with his teammates. He wore a protective mask during training camp on Tuesday.

Irving joined the Nets this offseason after playing two seasons with the Boston Celtics.