The Cleveland Cavaliers experienced another injury setback on their quest to win the NBA championship. Point guard Kyrie Irving is done for the season.
Irving injured his knee on this play during Game 1 against the Golden State Warriors Thursday night.
Irving has been dealing with foot and knee pain throughout the playoffs. His father and agent have reportedly been at odds with the Cavs franchise over the handling of Irving’s injuries.
Irving’s father and agent [Jeff] Wechsler, sources said, have been preaching caution with Irving and this knee issue. Naturally, they are focused on his long-term health and have concern that playing on a weakened knee — what the Cavs have said publicly was a bad case of tendinitis — could put him at risk of suffering a greater injury.
Kyrie posted this message to his Instagram.
I want to thank everyone for the well wishes. Saddened by the way I had to go out but it doesn’t take away from being apart of a special playoff run with my brothers. Truly means a lot for all the support and love. I Gave it everything I had and have no regrets. I love this game no matter what and I’ll be back soon. To my brothers: You already know what the deal is. And to Delly: “ICE it down del” *Big Perk voice *
At 23, Irving has dealt with a number of injuries in his career including; a broken right hand, right nasal fracture, fractured jaw, concussion, right foot injury, broken left index finger and more.