Kyrie Irving PG CLE 1 week ago

Irving (knee) remains without a firm return timetable, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 1 month ago

Irving (knee) will be brought back slowly from a fractured kneecap suffered during the Eastern Conference Finals, and he could remain out until January, reports.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 2 months ago

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was cleared to start working out Saturday as he continues to recover from a knee injury, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Irving underwent surgery last month after suffering a fractured kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors. He has begun walking and relayed that he is feeling well as he continues to progress in his rehab. "[I feel] Great," Irving said. "Taking it one day at a time. It's a process getting back to where I want to be. But I'm doing what I can here...You don't want any injuries. It sucks when you're actually injured but it's a test of your will and patience and just continuing to stay involved in the game the best you can. That's what I tried to do. I'm honestly not putting a date on anything. People are going to put a date regardless. I'm just continuing to rehab my knee." While he was noncommittal about a return date, the Cavaliers expect Irving to return for the start of training camp.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 months ago

Irving (knee) averaged 21.7 points and 5.2 assists in a career-high 75 games in 2014-15. He was hobbled by injuries in the playoffs and finished the season with a fractured kneecap in the first game of the Finals.

Irving proved that he could be a key piece of a successful team in his first year with LeBron James. He hit a career-high 41.5 percent of his 3-pointers and averaged 19.0 points in his first playoff run. Injuries have been a bugaboo for Irving through his career, which is a result of bad luck and his wild forays to the basket. The 2015-16 season will be his first of a five-year, $90 million extension.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 months ago

Irving (knee) should be cleared for the start of training camp in October, The News Herald reports.

This is good news for Irving's recovery, as his initial timetable put him back on the court sometime near the start of the regular season. Even if he doesn't heal quite this quickly, Irving should at least be ready for the regular season opener next year. Since he is expected to make a full recovery, Irving will be one of the top point guards in next season's fantasy drafts.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 months ago

Irving (knee) underwent successful surgery Saturday morning to repair his fractured kneecap, and he is officially projected to return to basketball activity in 3-to-4 months.

This was the expected amount of time Irving would need to recover, but it is now confirmed. Assuming he stays on this recovery schedule, Irving should be set to return to the court around the start of training camp. As for the Cavaliers, with Irving out, they will have to look at Matthew Dellavedova to fill in for Irving as the starting point guard with J.R. Smith likely to also get additional minutes off the bench.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 months ago

Irving (knee) has a fractured left kneecap, which will sideline him for a few months, the Cleveland Plain Dealer's Zack Meisel reports.

This is a devastating blow for the Cavaliers, who were already playing without Kevin Love. Irving will need surgery and will likely need all summer to recover. With Irving out of the picture Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert will see more on-ball duties, but LeBron James will likely serve as the de facto point guard for much of the remaining games in the NBA Finals.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 months ago

Irving (knee) left the team hotel on crutches Friday before undergoing an MRI, Bob Finnan of the News-Herald reports.

Coach David Blatt told the media that the team is still unsure of Irving's status for the rest of the Finals, but more should be known after the results of the MRI are made public. Irving, who departed Thursday's Game 1 in overtime, has been bothered by tendinitis throughout the playoffs, but it remains to be seen whether he suffered a more severe injury Thursday.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 months ago

Irving (knee) said Thursday's injury felt different than the prior left knee issues he dealt with recently, reports. "It was a little bit different than what I had been experiencing," Irving said. "[Before,] there was a quick pinch, but I could still feel what was going on in my knee. This time, I kind of knew it was a little bit different [from] the other times."

It seems the difference is not a good thing, as Irving admitted after Thursday's Game 1 that he's worried. An early diagnosis ruled out an ACL or MCL tear, but it's still possible this is something other than the tendinitis that's bothered him for the last three weeks. According to Chris Haynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, Irving left Oracle Arena on crutches Thursday night. An MRI is scheduled for Friday morning.

Kyrie Irving PG CLE 4 months ago

Irving will undergo an MRI on his left knee, Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal reports.

Irving came down awkwardly on his left knee during overtime of Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Warriors, forcing him out for the remainder of the contest. He's been dealing with tendinitis in the same knee for the better part of the last three weeks, and he's hopeful the latest setback is just an aggravation of the previous injury. The MRI should clarify matters on that front, but even the ailment is deemed to be nothing more than tendinitis, it could still put his status in serious question for Sunday's Game 2 in Oakland.