Kyrie Irving Wearing a Walking Boot: ‘It’s Not Serious’

by October 08, 2014

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving was spotted wearing a walking boot on his right foot, as the team toured Rio de Janeiro Wednesday.

Irving hurt his ankle Tuesday during practice, but isn’t worried about the injury.

The Cavs will face the Miami Heat in Rio Saturday night as part of the NBA’s Global Games.

Per the Northeast Ohio Media Group:

“It’s not serious,” Irving said shortly after the news broke. “I will be fine. Just a little sprain.”


Irving tweaked his ankle in Tuesday’s practice before the team left for Rio de Janeiro. He received X-rays and an MRI, both of which came back negative.


Still, the team is taking extra precaution by having Irving wear the boot. He will also be receiving treatment while in Brazil.