Although Kyrie Irving was able to return to the game after initially injuring his finger, he has since been diagnosed with a fractured finger. Initial X-Rays during the game Saturday did not reveal the fracture. However, since then he has undergone more tests and an MRI. The injury was confirmed today, and Irving will miss about a month.
According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon, the MRI was what revealed the small fracture. Irving will not need surgery, but he will wear a splint and will be re-evaluated in two weeks. It's strange that Irving was able to return to the game after initially injuring himself. However, he was largely ineffective after the injury, so perhaps it makes sense that he would be shelved for up to four weeks.
Irving is the Cleveland Cavaliers' best player. He has averaged 19.2 points per game and 6.2 assists per game. Despite his success, the Cavaliers have not been able to do much with him on the court. They've started the 2012-13 season 2-8. Without him, they are sure to continue their struggles.
Irving was drafted number one overall in the 2011 draft. He played one season at Duke University. While at Duke, he averaged 17.5 points per game. Cavaliers fans may suffer more than the team during Irving's absence. This is not meant to slight the rest of the team, but Irving is Cleveland's main attraction.
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