Kyrie Irving Illness: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Status and Return

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FILE - In this May 14, 2015, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving (2) grimaces during the first half of Game 6 against the Chicago Bulls in a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Chicago. Kyrie Irving skipped the morning shootaround Friday, May 22, 2015,  before Game 2 of the Eastern Conference final to get further evaluation on his ailing left knee. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh, File)
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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving was dealing with flu-like symptoms that kept him out of the second half against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Feb. 21. However, he's ready to make his return.   

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Irving Active vs. Hornets

Wednesday, Feb. 24

The Cavs announced Irving will play Wednesday against the Charlotte Hornets.

Irving Has Resumed Strong Play After Serious Injury

Irving missed the first 24 games of the regular season after recovering from surgery to repair a broken left kneecap he suffered during the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors

He was set to make his return on Dec. 16 against the Oklahoma City Thunder but personally refuted those rumors. He was able to come back three days later against the Philadelphia 76ers.

When he's on the floor, Irving is one of the most lethal, well-rounded point guards in the game. During his first four seasons before this campaign, he averaged 20.9 points and 5.7 assists. 

Coming into Sunday's matchup with Oklahoma City, Irving was averaging 19 points and 4.4 assists per game.

Stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference.com.


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