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Irving missed his 10th straight game Wednesday with what the Nets termed a shoulder impingement. He also has already been ruled out for Friday night’s game in Charlotte
Dr. Andrew S. Rokito, chief of shoulder surgery at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital: “Impingement typically does not refer to an acute injury. [It] refers to more of a long-standing, chronic issue with the rotator cuff.
“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.”In layman’s terms, Subacromial impingement syndrome is the rotator cuff being compressed against the top of the shoulder blade. It’s a wear-and-tear issue that usually shows up in older athletes, worrisome since Irving is just 27 — and in the first season of a four-year deal.
“The diagnosis of impingement — and I’m not here to refute that in any way — is something someone have long-standing chronic rotator cuff pain, related to rotator cuff issue,” Dr. Rokito said, speaking in general terms about the diagnosis.
“It’s typically not an acute problem. Impingement is a long-standing chronic issue. It’s not a diagnosis one typically associates with an acute injury, and it’s not one typically associated with younger athletes in their 20s; it’s usually older, starting in the 40s, late 30s.”
Irving hasn’t talked to the press since Nov. 14 in Denver, so it’s unclear if he’s had an MRI exam, or a more accurate MRI arthrogram