Celtics’ Irving has facial fracture, will wear mask

Kyrie Irving of the Celtics won't face many double-teams today, according to Cavs coach Tyronn Lue.

Boston Celtics All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving left Friday’s game against the Charlotte Hornets after teammate Aron Baynes accidentally elbowed him in the head.

According to The Vertical, Irving has a facial fracture and will likely miss Sunday’s game versus the Toronto Raptors, but plans to get fitted for a mask and play through the injury.

Irving is averaging 20.3 points and 5.2 assists while shooting 44.4 percent from the field and 32.1 percent beyond the arc. The dynamic guard previously wore a mask during the 2012-13 season while with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Celtics have won 11 in a row after starting the year 0-2 and sit atop the Eastern Conference standings.