Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving to get MRI after ‘pop’ in his knee

Dec 31, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) is helped off the court after being injured during the third quarter against the Indiana Pacers at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The Pacers won 91-76. Mandatory Credit: Pat Lovell-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to be spending New Year’s Day crossing their fingers.

Late in the third quarter loss against the Indiana Pacers on Tuesday, Kyrie Irving suffered what appeared to be a knee injury on his drive to the basket. He went to grab for his knee immediately after falling down, which is usually never a good sign.

The good news is that Irving did manage to return to the game, but that’s never a given that everything is all-good.

[Akron Beacon Journal]

Kyrie Irving will have an MRI on his ailing left knee Wednesday after he injured it in the third quarter of Tuesday’s 91-76 loss to the Indiana Pacers. He was cleared to return to the court, but Irving said he felt a “pop” in the knee and it still felt weak even after he in the fourth quarter.

“I thought the worst had happened,” Irving said. “My left knee is pretty weak right now. I was falling all over the place. I didn’t have my legs under me.” …

“I’m still hoping that there’s nothing wrong, just something slight, if anything at all,” Irving said. “Just hoping for the best.”

Irving is averaging a career-high 22.6 points per game and a personal-best 6.1 assists in 35 minutes per contest.

 

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving, NBA

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