Nets star Kyrie Irving sidelined to injury once again

Kyrie Irving injured
Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

It’s just not happening for Kyrie Irving in his first season with the Brooklyn Nets. Irving just recently returned from a shoulder injury that cost him 26 games earlier this season.

The NBA champ is now sidelined once again. Irving will miss Monday’s game against the Philadelphia 76ers with a hamstring injury after having played in each of the team’s past four outings.

Irving was initially listed as questionable after suffering said injury Saturday night against the Milwaukee Bucks.

While this injury appears to be minor (tightness in the hamstring), it’s the latest in a string of issues that have plagued Irving since he signed with Brooklyn back in July.

The Nets head into Monday’s holiday matchup with Philadelphia at 18-23 and as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.