Kyrie Irving's shoulder injury from Sunday is every bit as bad as anyone would have guessed. It's not a tear, but the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard could miss the rest of the season with the injury. After falling to the court hard on Sunday, Irving had to leave with an obvious shoulder problem. Yesterday, the diagnosis was made.
According to the Associated Press, Irving will miss 3-4 weeks with a shoulder sprain. Because of where we are in the season, this means Irving will either be coming back somewhere toward the end of the season, or the Cavaliers will shut him down for the rest of the year. Either way, it's disappointing news for the Cavs and Irving.
In his second year in the NBA, Irving has proven to be fantastic. He made his first All-Star Game this year, and he is continuously improving. This season, Irving is averaging 23.0 points and 5.7 assists per game.
In his absence, the Cavaliers will likely go with Shaun Livingston. Livingston has not received much playing time in his career, but he will get his chance now.
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