Reigning All-Star MVP Kyrie Irving might have played his last game this season.
This was reported by Mary Schmitt Boyer of the Plain Dealer.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star point guard suffered a biceps injury on his left arm late in the first quarter of a loss to the Los Angeles Clippers Sunday night and could be done for the season.
More will be known after Irving is examined today, but the fear is that he could have yet another season curtailed bu injury. And Irving has a peculiar injury history that seems to impact him season after season.
Cavaliers Playoff Chance
This will be a big blow to the Cavaliers playoff chances if he gets sacked again this season and might be the end of the Cavaliers’ last-ditch effort to make a play for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference chase.
The Cavaliers have a 26-41 win-loss record and 10th in the East, with the Atlanta Hawks occupying the 8th and final spot with a 29-35 record.
Irving’s future, however, isn’t in question. The MVP of the All-Star Game last month in New Orleans, overshadowed leading MVP candidates Kevin Durant and LeBron James in the All-Star Game.
The Cavs have surely seen enough from Irving to know that he’s a building block for years to come. That said, his injury history is hard to ignore.
Irving 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.
Irving worked extremely hard last summer in order to prevent the sorts of freak injuries that have plagued him throughout his career but he didn't anticipated this one to happen.
He has missed just three games this year with a left knee contusion, and even played through a broken nose suffered when he was elbowed by the Timberwolves’ Corey Brewer at Minnesota on Nov. 13.
Unfortunately for him, that wasn’t the case in his first three seasons. Last year, he missed 11 games with a fractured left index finger, three with a hyperextended right knee and a total of nine after suffering a sprained left AC joint. He played through a broken bone in his jaw that was protected by a mask. Before last season, he broke his hand when he slapped a padded wall in frustration during a summer-league practice.
In his rookie season, he missed 13 games with a concussion and a shoulder injury. His one season at Duke was limited to 11 games because of a toe injury.
So the results of Irving’s evaluation today could very well have long-lasting ramifications for not only the young point guard but also the entire organization.
--- with reports from NBA.com
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