Kyrie Irving broke his hand during the summer but recovered in enough time for the season. Now, he is currently recovering from recently breaking his left index finger, and will be out a month. And let’s not forget about his Duke days. Is Kyrie injury prone? Let’s hope not because he’s fun to watch.
Irving, the reigning NBA rookie of the year who is leading the team with 22.9 points per game, bruised his left index finger during the third quarter of Saturday night’s loss to Dallas, but finished that game. He complained about it afterward but traveled with the team to Philadelphia and played 37:18 in the loss, making just four of 14 shots. He had an MRI and CT scan of his finger on Monday that revealed a hairline/non-displaced fracture. According to a release issued by the team, the injury will be treated with taping and a splint. He will be re-evaluated in two weeks and his status will be updated as appropriate.
It’s the second significant injury suffered by the young point guard this year. He broke a bone in his right hand during summer-league practice last July in Las Vegas, although he recovered in time for training camp. Last season, he missed 14 games, 10 with a sprained right shoulder. He missed three games with a concussion and one when he was sick.