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Sixers vs. Nets Injury Report: Kyrie Irving has aggravated his right shoulder

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NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The NBA’s All-Star break is nearing conclusion, with teams resuming regular season play on Thursday. Included in Thursday’s slate of games are the Philadelphia 76ers, who will play host to the Brooklyn Nets in South Philly. One member of the Nets who may not be in uniform is Kyrie Irving. According to ESPN’s Malika Andrews, Irving has aggravated his right shoulder — the same shoulder that caused him to miss 26 games already this season.

Andrews followed up her above tweet with the following, quoting Nets head coach Kenny Atkinson:

Grim news for the Brooklyn Nets. For the Sixers, this probably means they will not have to worry about defending Irving when they get back on the court on Thursday. Irving also missed the Nets’ final five games before the All-Star break and it would be quite the expedient turn around to go from seeing a specialist for a season-long injury to being 100% in the next 48 hours.

The Sixers tip-off against the Brooklyn Nets at 8:00 pm Thursday evening on TNT.