Report: Kyrie Irving Could Miss 10 Days

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Kyrie Irving reportedly did not travel with the team to Milwaukee where they will play the Bucks for the second time in the last week.

John Telich of Cleveland’s Fox 8 reports that  Irving was examined at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday and could miss significant playing time, later tweeting that it could be up to 10 days. Injuring his shoulder against the Bucks this past Friday, Irving missed the following game but suited up in the team’s recent loss to the San Antonio Spurs. The injury is said to potentially be a bone bruise which would require time to heal.

With the recent surgery undergone by Daniel Gibson and the trade of Ramon Sessions to the Los Angeles Lakers, Irving’s absence provides the Cavaliers with a backcourt which consists of two recent NBDL call-ups Donald Sloan and Lester Hudson.

In 46 games this season, Irving has averaged 18.8 points and 5.7 assists per game. The Cavaliers have yet to confirm this report.

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  • Vindictive_Pat

    Translated: we’re trying to lose games and there’s no reason to risk further injury to our star player.

  • EyesAbove

    Yup, the next announcement will be that he’s out for the season. 

  • mgbode

    Nobody knows how to tank like the Cavs.  

  • BrownsFanSF

    Yea man, they are in straight Panzer mode

  • CBI

    Wahington and NO, we’re comming for ya!

  • CBI

    Oops, that’s Washington

  • Brandonthehero

    Anthony Davis….Anthony Davis….Anthony Davis…

  • Garry_Owen

    Yes, please.  Let’s talk tanks!  More interesting than the Cavs (unless it’s Armored Cav – wait, I think I’m on to something . . .)

    Mmmmm.  Maneuver, firepower, and shock. 

  • Lordy, let’s hope so.  Sir UniBrow is an amazing ball player and if he put on 10-15 lbs of muscle, he’ll be sick.

  • Vohwarts, vohwarts!  Der Panzer!

  • Harv 21

    maybe that was the whooping in the locker room. Samardo sitting on him, Tawn and Parker twisting his wings in opposite directions while Grant barked instructions from the tank manual.

  • BenRM

    I hear those ping pong balls comin’. They’re pingin’ ’round the bend…

  • Brandonthehero

     I would have to say the best tank of WWII was the Panther, or the T-34. So let’s say they are in straight Panther mode.

  • EZ

    Bah. Of course this happens four days before my friend and I have tix behind the Cavs bench for Cavs/Nets in New Jersey. Win or lose, would have been nice to see him play.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    If Irving is shut down then maybe but honestly I don’t think the Cavaliers are trying they just don’t have the players now.  Regardless we’re moving closer and closer to a better pick.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    LoL the #1 pick for the second year in a row…only thing better would be a championship!

  • Woods

    Without Irving, the starting lineup will be:
    PG – Sloan
    SG – Parker
    SF – Gee
    PF – Jamison
    C – Thompon

    Yikes!  All the Cavs have to do is keep Varajao out and they don’t even have to try to tank the games.

    The backup situation is even uglier:
    PG – Howard?
    SG – Harris
    SF – Casspi
    PF – Samuels
    C – Erden

    Wow.  Just wow.  That is aw-ful.

    I hope that Coach Scott is able to laugh at this situation so that he can start fresh next year with a roster that is revamped with some talent.  The next 15 games will be a trying experience.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Nobody will catch Charlotte with those meager 7 victories.  That is pitiful.  I wish Washington would win a few more but now Nene is hurt so who knows.

    I like Nene I wonder if there is any way to rescue him from the Wizards?  Maybe if they get Davis it’ll make Nene expendable.

  • typo

    And the browns

  • James

    On the plus side, you’ll be next to Kyrie for the whole game…

  • mgbode

    60% of the time, it works every time

  • saggy

    HAHA  that’s hilarious.