Cavs’ Kyrie Irving out for 3-4 weeks due to shoulder injury
Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving is expected to miss three to four weeks due to a left shoulder sprain that he sustained against the Toronto Raptors.
Irving, who sustained the injury in the third quarter of their game against the Raptors, will undergo treatment and rest to heal the shoulder.
The injury could put an end to Irving’s season. Recently, he missed three games with a hyperextended knee.
Overall, Irving has missed 14 of Cleveland’s 63 games, including 11 because of a non-displaced fracture in his left index finger.
He also sustained a broken right hand during the Cavaliers’ summer league in July and sustained a fractured bone in his jaw in December.
Last season, Irving missed 14 games with a concussion and a right shoulder sprain. He also missed 26 of 37 games during his freshman season at Duke in 2010-11 with an injured right toe.
Irving leads the Cavaliers (21-42) in scoring (23.0 points per game), assists (5.7 per game) and steals (1.6 per game).