A CT scan at the Cleveland Clinic following the Cavaliers loss Friday night at Quicken Loans Arena vs. the Milwaukee Bucks revealed that Cavs guard Kyrie Irving sustained a small left maxillary fracture.
Irving did not fly with the team to New York City after the game so he could be fitted with a protective mask. He will travel to New York City on Saturday and will be available to play versus the Knicks tonight at Madison Square Garden.
Early in the Cavaliers’ contest against the Bucks, Irving took a hard fall after being fouled on a drive to the rim. He would hit both of his free throws and stay in the game, finishing with a team-high 26 points.
Irving has averaged 22.5 points and 5.7 assists per game on the year. He already has missed 11 games following a fracture of his index finger earlier this season.