Tuesday, November 20th, 2012 at 9:00 am  |  23 responses

Kyrie Irving Out Four Weeks With Broken Finger

by Marcel Mutoni@marcel_mutoni

Kyrie Irving is headed back to the Chillin’ List.

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ star point guard has a hairline/non-displaced fracture on his left index finger, and will be sidelined for the next month or so.

Per the Plain Dealer:

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.

Other injured Cavs include Daniel Gibson (contused right elbow) and Tristan Thompson (nasal contusion), both of whom aren’t expected to miss any time.

Initially, Kyrie Irving put on a brave face when news of the injury broke, but eventually tweeted out his frustration regarding this latest setback.

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  • isiahone1

    NOOOOOOO sucks for the cavs

  • spit hot fiyah

    this might kill their chance of sneaking in to the playoff picture.

  • Lp

    Durability issues?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    a month? wow I would have thought those old man bones would take longer to heal

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert

    I mean how much of a chance did they actually have

  • Redd

    Is this how it’ll be now? Yearly injuries? If so that sucks the guy is good. Feel bad for Cavs fans.

    Curious to see if D. Rose will suffer the same fate for my Bulls. Hope not.

  • Jazz

    1. Toe 2. Hand 3. Finger? Is this dude calcium deficient? or is this another case off the Duke curse?

  • Comment_System

    Damn. Slam headlines looking more like a injured list today.

  • http://twitter.com/miWORDISBOND Nicky Peralta

    kyrie really takes his uncle drew character to reality with all his injuries lol. stay healthy young blood!

  • nhm

    it could be that cavs are looking for reasons to tank this year again, just so they can get another lottery pick (i’m not sure if they still have one), but if they do, they could get another building block and that would be good.

  • justin05

    I think he just tweaks his body on certain moves. Just not as crisp as guys like Kobe and that’s why his career won’t last as long. I’ve been preaching this for years, guys like Wade and Rose will never get my full respect because they have to throw their bodies around. Look where that gets them..

  • justin05

    None. Now they get a chance at Nerlens Noel

  • Redd

    I doubt it’s on purpose but if they manage to get Shabazz too, that’d be a great team.

  • http://twitter.com/dma_pdx Dma

    I blame the lockout shortened season. Because yeah..

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Now I know why they call him Uncle Drew…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Mike-Gilbert/100001749589586 Mike Gilbert


  • justin05

    I was just thinking bigs lol. Shabaaz could be the next big thing since Lebron and KD

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    i have broken, 1,2,3,4 fingers. And only one of them was bad enough to keep me from playing (Thumb). 2 of the other 3 fingers are permanently disfigured lol – so idk how to feel about this.

  • Morehead

    Man, players these days are such pansies. 4 weeks? For a hairline fracture? Tape it up, pop a couple of asprin and play Kyrie. Get your momma to kiss your little boo boo and make it all better.

  • Spaceship Jay

    Remember when there were no finger injuries, only finger tape? Man, I do… Because I’m old.

  • Spaceship Jay

    Remember when there were no finger injuries, only finger tape? Man, I do… Because I’m old.

  • http://twitter.com/jrlakerfan4life Jonathan

    What a wimp.Cleveland already TANKING the season for a lottery pick in the 2013 draft.Kobe really is the last “Old School” player who plays through serious injuries while still playing at a high level.COME AT ME KOBE HATERS.Just try it.

  • Mike From Spain

    I have a permanently disfigured finger, and it wasn’t even broken. got that falling from the bike, I was lucky not to be run over.