Cleveland Cavaliers fans thought the season couldn’t get much worse. Well, that has become a reality with the most recent Cavalier to be injured being star rookie point guard Kyrie Irving.
Irving injured his right shoulder early in the second quarter after running into a pick set by Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova. After running into the pick Irving tried to brace his fall, but ended up injuring his shoulder on the play instead.
Irving separated his right shoulder during his sophomore season in high school, but said after the game that the pain he had in his shoulder Friday night wasn’t nearly as bad as the pain he had when he separated the shoulder.
The 121-84 loss was by far the ugliest of the season for the Cavaliers, and Irving’s injury just added to the pain. He scored a team-high 29 points before sitting out the fourth quarter entirely with the injury. Irving played the full third quarter along with the other four starters.
Irving traveled to New York, but will most likely not play in Saturday night’s game as he is listed as questionable on the injury report. Irving’s injury will be tracked here on Right Down Euclid with any breaking news of his return to the court.