Wish—To Remain Injury Free
Kyrie Irving is no stranger to injuries, as he has missed parts of his last three seasons due to various ailments.
During his only season at Duke, Irving missed the majority of the season due to a right foot injury. He did not return until the NCAA tournament and was limited when he did return.
After being selected first overall by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Irving missed time due to a concussion and a shoulder injury, although he was voted the Rookie of the Year despite the missed time.
Prior to this season, Irving broke his hand during a frustrating practice while playing with the USA Select Team. While the injury healed in time for training camp, it perpetuated the idea that Irving is prone to injury.
This season, Irving suffered a hairline fracture in his left index finger, which kept him out for a little more than three weeks. Once he returned from his finger injury, Irving's jaw was broken in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks, although that injury did not sideline him for any time.
It's a shame that such a talented young player has been bitten by the injury bug so often. Cavs fans are praying that Irving remains healthy, as he makes the team exciting and competitive by himself.