New York, February 28: The Brooklyn Nets will be without star Kyrie Irving against the Dallas Mavericks due to "right shoulder injury recovery".
Brooklyn announced the absence of Irving ahead of Saturday's NBA clash with the Mavericks.
Seven-time All-Star and 2016 NBA champion Irving underwent shoulder surgery in March last year.
Irving has been averaging 27.4 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 4.7 rebounds per game for the star-studded Nets this season.
The Nets are already without former MVP Kevin Durant through the All-Star break.
A left hamstring injury means Durant will not return until after the All-Star Game, which takes place in Atlanta on March 7.
Durant has missed the Nets' last six games, though Brooklyn are in the midst of an eight-game winning streak.
The Nets (22-12) are second behind the Philadelphia 76ers (22-11) in the Eastern Conference.