July 23, 2014

NBA News: Cavs’ Kyrie Irving suffers fracture in face

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.

[Related: WFNY Discussion: Dion Waiters’ shooting at the rim]

  • Herman Hundley

    Jeez, get that kid on some vitamin-D and calcium supplements. Too many fractures in his young career.

  • wes_ryan_

    how many fluke injuries until they’re not a fluke anymore? huge fan but concerned. can’t wait to watch three masked guys at once.

    side note, i’d love to see what wfny thinks about the posibility of kevin love being traded here..

  • geomac1310

    The Cavs need to start painting the masks ala hockey goal tenders. That would be pretty boss.