Boston Celtics point guard Kyrie Irving exited Friday night’s game against the Charlotte Hornets after taking an inadvertent elbow to the head from teammate Aron Baynes.

Irving had a bloody nose, but there’s much bigger concern as the team announced that he’s being evaluated for possible concussion symptoms.

The superstar point guard has led the Celtics to an NBA-best 10-2 record this season after being acquired by the Cleveland Cavaliers over the offseason. Hopefully it’s determined that he didn’t suffer a concussion, and we’ll update this post when there is more information available on his diagnosis.

UPDATE: After the game, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens said that Irving hasn’t been diagnosed with a concussion, but will still be monitored.

UPDATE II: The Celtics tweeted on Saturday that Irving has a minor facial fracture and is doubtful for Sunday’s game.

And The Vertical’s Shams Charania says the same, but adds that Irving will play through the injury with a fitted mask for two weeks after the Sunday game.

[NBC Sports Boston; NBATV]

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