The Cleveland Cavaliers are already playing poorly at 2-8. They certainly didn’t need this bad news. In the latest press release of the Cavs, they announced that their franchise player is hurt.
Cavaliers Guard Kyrie Irving received an MRI and CT Scan of his contused left index finger (3rd quarter of Saturday night’s game at The Q vs. Dallas) today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. The results of the MRI and CT Scan revealed a hairline/non-displaced fracture in the finger. The injury will be treated with taping and a splint. He is currently projected to be Out for the next four weeks while the fracture heals, and is scheduled to be re-evaluated in two weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate at that point.
In that press release, they mentioned the statuses of Daniel Gibson (right elbow) and Tristan Thompson (nasal fracture). They’re both going to be ready for Wednesday against Philadelphia at home.
But what a blow for the Cavs. As the press release mentioned, he was hurt on Saturday but he played through the injury on Sunday at Philadelphia. Jrue Holiday played great defense against him as he only scored nine points but that injury might have affected his shooting in a large way (4 for 14). Hopefully, Irving will be back sooner than later.
Kyrie Irving is averaging 22.9 points and 5.6 assists this season. Irving won Rookie of the Year honors last season after being first picked overall by the Cavaliers in the 2011 NBA Draft.