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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 27: Kyrie Irving #11 of the Brooklyn Nets poses for a photograph during Media Day at HSS Training Center on September 27, 2019 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images)

Apparently, the 26 games Kyrie Irving missed at the top of the season weren’t enough to give his shoulder time to heal. After finally joining the Brooklyn Nets on the court last month, it looks like he’s going to be out again.

Irving, who’s been struggling with his sore shoulder since he returned, now has to undergo arthroscopic surgery, the team announced Thursday. As a result, he’ll likely be gone for the rest of the season, Nets GM Sean Marks says. While Marks admits he’s disappointed, he adds, “Our goal is long term health here.”

Oddly enough, the Nets seem to perform better without the star player. Data compiled by SportsLine reveals Brooklyn has an 8-12 record with Irving, and a 17-16 record when he’s on the bench.

Katherine Viloria is Beasley Media Group's Fort Myers Digital Content Manager. She loves to write, snap photos, and watch Grey's Anatomy. Connect with her on Instagram @alittlethisalittlekat