Irving Doubtful For Bradley

Sources confirmed Monday that Kyrie Irving will be shut down for a few games.

Duke star freshman Kyrie Irving is doubtful for Wednesday's game with a toe injury.

A source close to the situation told FOXSports.com that the 6-foot-2 point guard, who suffered the injury in the second half of the Blue Devils' win over Butler on Saturday, is currently in a walking boot and will undergo an MRI to make sure it's not more serious than a sprained toe or turf toe.

Irving is averaging 17.4 points, 5.1 assists and 3.8 rebounds and has been the top freshman in the country as the defending champion Blue Devils have gotten off to an 8-0 start.

Irving injured his right toe late in the second half and returned to the game. He finished with 21 points in the win – 17 in the second half.

The source told FOXSports.com it's unlikely Irving, who didn't practice on Monday, will play Wednesday against Bradley. Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski will likely be cautious with Irving.

Duke's schedule lightens up with Bradley, St. Louis on Saturday and then a nine-day layoff before facing Elon on Dec. 20. All three games are at home.


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