Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving left Tuesday's game against the Chicago Bulls early in the third quarter with a facial contusion after a hard collision under the basket.
With about 10 minutes remaining, Irving took a hard shot to the face from Chicago center Nikola Vucevic's left elbow as both players jockeyed for a rebound off a missed 3-pointer by Blake Griffin. Irving was down on the sideline for a few minutes before walking to the locker room.
Before departing, Irving scored 13 points on 4 of 10 shooting in just over 20 minutes.
Irving entered Tuesday averaging 27.4 points on 50.4 percent shooting in 51 games. In his first season with Brooklyn, Irving was limited to 20 games due to shoulder injuries and averaged 27.4 points.
--Field Level Media