WATCH: Kyrie Irving exits game with bloody nose after elbow from Celtics teammate
Aron Baynes usually punishes the other team, but this time he accidentally caught Irving
Despite their tremendous start to the season, the Celtics have had some bad luck with injuries early on.
The TD Garden held its breath again on Friday night's game against the Charlotte Hornets, as Kyrie Irving stayed on the floor after catching an inadvertent elbow from teammate Aron Baynes. Visibly bleeding from his nose, Irving was quickly taken to the locker room.
It was later announced that Irving was being evaluated for a concussion and would not return to the game. Horford missed his second straight game after being entered into the concussion protocol on Wednesday.
The Celtics entered Friday's game seeking their 11th straight win. Irving came in leading Boston with 22.0 points and 5.7 assists per game.
CBS Sports HQ Daily Newsletter
Get the best highlights and stories - yeah, just the good stuff handpicked by our team to start your day.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
SportsLine's Mike McClure, a DFS pro with almost $2M in winnings, gives optimal lineup adv...
The NBA is still reportedly hoping the new agreement with the NBPA will allow the new limit...
Rockets vs. Lakers should be an entertaining game between two highly flawed teams
After three titles in four years, this Golden State team still plays with something to pro...
Recapping the news, scores and highlights from Friday's NBA games
Kawhi was unquestionably the best player on the floor in a big-time win over the Celtics