Kyrie Irving Out 7-10 Days After Re-Injuring Shoulder

by April 05, 2012

Despite playing 30 minutes against the Spurs on Tuesday, Kyrie Irving’s shoulder sprain is bad enough to keep him out of the lineup for 7-10 days, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. This season’s likely ROY did not travel with the Cavs for their three-game road trip: “Lester Hudson was shocked to hear that Kyrie Irving would be out seven to 10 days after aggravating his sprained right shoulder in Tuesday’s loss to San Antonio at The Q. ‘Shucks,’ said Hudson, who joined the Cavs on Friday from the D-League and now will team with fellow newcomer Donald Sloan to man the point. ‘Sorry to hear that, because he’s a great player and we really need him.’ Minus Irving, the short-handed Cavs battled but lost to the Bucks, 107-98, on Wednesday night at Bradley Center to fall to 17-35. It was their ninth straight loss, their 12th in 13 games. The Cavs have lost five straight on the road, where they’re 8-17. They’ve lost seven straight to the Bucks and five straight in Milwaukee. Irving, who leads the Cavs and all rookies in scoring with 18.8 points per game and was named the Eastern Conference rookie of the month for the third time on Monday, originally injured the shoulder late in the first half of last Friday’s home game against Milwaukee when he collided with Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova. He played all 12 minutes in the third quarter of that game but then went to the locker room and did not return. He sat out Saturday against New York. He practiced on Monday and Scott started him against San Antonio, a decision Scott says he now regrets.”