According to Cleveland.com, the Cleveland Cavaliers may have lost Kyrie Irving for the season after he exited the team’s 102-80 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday night with a biceps injury.
Irving, the Cavs All-Star point guard, left the game with a left biceps injury late in the first quarter, and he left the arena with his left arm in a sling. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday in Cleveland, but two NBA sources indicated the injury could be severe enough to end his season in the worst case scenario.
Immediately following Sunday’s game, Cavs coach Mike Brown said that Irving had suffered a biceps injury and would be reevaluated Monday. If Irving misses any significant amount of time, even a few games, the Cavs could probably kiss any chances that they thought they had of making the playoffs goodbye. At 26-41, and six games back in the loss column behind the eighth seed, it was already a stretch for the Cavs to make the playoffs. That all but disappears if Irving misses significant time.
Irving was averaging 21.2 points and 6.2 assists per game this season.