Kyrie Irving Injury: Cavs Star to Undergo Surgery on Broken Hand
Update: July 18, 2012 at 9:02 p.m. EST by Tim Keeney
Kyrie Irving's surgery is complete, and according to the young guard himself, it was a success:
Successful surgery...thanks for all the thoughts and concern...Love y'all— Kyrie Irving (@KyrieIrving) July 19, 2012
It sounds like everything went off without a hitch, so the original two-month diagnosis shouldn't be any different. Cavaliers fans should still expect Irving back at the beginning of training camp in late September.
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According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the 2012 Rookie of the Year is expected to undergo the procedure on Thursday to repair the damage that was suffered after Irving repeatedly slapped the padded wall of the practice gym.
This is the third major injury that the 20-year-old has suffered since college. He damaged a ligament in his toe during his sole season at Duke, which limited him to just 11 games played.
After becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft, Irving got off to a great start during the lockout-shortened campaign but eventually dealt with concussion and shoulder issues down the stretch that forced him to miss 15 games.
This latest setback may have Cavs fans somewhat concerned, but the reality is that they should not be.
Will Kyrie's Injury Become a Reoccurring Problem?
The injury was self-inflicted, which is extremely stupid but entirely preventable. It’s also in an area where the young star has never been hurt before. This is highly unlikely to become a recurring problem due in large part to those two reasons.
According to Spears, the “preliminary projection” points to the emerging superstar returning in time for Cavaliers training camp in late September.
This timetable would give him plenty of time to shake the rust off and get adjusted to life with new teammates in time for the late October NBA regular season tipoff.
Keep it tuned to B/R throughout the week for the latest updates, news, opinions and analysis on Kyrie Irving’s broken hand and impending surgery.
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