Kyrie Irving Has Successful Surgery on Broken Left Kneecap

Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the NBA Finals and be out 3-4 months after suffering a broken left kneecap in Game 1. Wasting no time, Irving had surgery in Cleveland on Saturday. Reportedly it was a success, thus beginning Kyrie’s road to rehabilitation before next season. He’ll have to watch the rest of the 2015 Finals in street clothes.

From Tom Withers of the Associated Press:

Kyrie Irving didn’t waste a moment in starting his recovery for next season, rushing back from the NBA Finals to have surgery on his left knee.


The Cavaliers’ All-Star guard was in the operating room on Saturday to repair the broken kneecap he suffered in Game 1, an injury that will make it even tougher for Cleveland to try and win a title.


Irving’s surgery at the Cleveland Clinic came less than 24 hours after an MRI revealed the fracture, which had bothered him throughout the postseason. He got hurt in overtime of Cleveland’s 108-100 loss to the Golden State Warriors, who will try to take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series at home on Sunday night.