Irving suffered a broken leg and a collapsed lung and is scheduled to undergo surgery on the leg on Sunday evening.
"Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with Nate and his family," said head coach Tom O'Brien. "All of his teammates and coaches will be there to support him as he recovers and goes through the process of rehabilitation."
Irving was an honorable mention All-ACC performer in 2008, despite missing almost a third of the season with injuries. He tied for third on the team with 84 stops.