Kyrie Irving and the Most Important Injuries to Watch This Offseason

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Kyrie Irving and the Most Important Injuries to Watch This Offseason
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Anthony Davis was named to the 2012 Team USA roster by way of Blake Griffin’s necessary surgery to repair torn cartilage in his left knee (LA Times) Congratulations to Davis and luck sucks for Griffin even though he will be ready for training camp—a revelation the Los Angeles Clippers have rejoiced about.

Kyrie Irving broke his right hand during the Cavaliers’ practice in Vegas after slapping the padding on a wall (USA Today). Irving will likely have surgery, but there is not assured timetable on his return until he is examined in Cleveland.

Griffin and Irving aren’t the only NBA players sidelined by injury after the 2011-12 NBA season. There are eight other men just as influential who have been benched due to surgery or recovery.

Here are the 10 most important injuries going into the 2012-13 NBA season.

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