Originally the issue was Irving’s left eye, then Tuesday the right eye was bothering him, and Wednesday he had inflammation in the left eye. His right eye is feeling a little better, Celtics coach Brad Stevens said.
Irving suffered the injury as he and Spurs guard Marco Belinelli attempted to secure a rebound in the fourth quarter of Monday’s game. Belinelli swiped at the ball and hit Irving in both eyes, causing the Celtics guard to stay down on the floor for a short time writhing in pain.
“[He] smacked the s— out of me,” Irving said. “He just caught me pretty good.”
Irving briefly left the game but returned to the floor and scored two points down the stretch.
An eight-year veteran, Irving is averaging 23.3 points, 4.9 rebounds and 6.6 assists. He has produced at least eight assists in three consecutive games.
ESPN’s Michael C. Wright contributed to this report.