Kyrie Irving Cleared For Practice - Will Return Against Lakers

Nov 27, 2012; Cleveland, OH, USA; Injured player Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) wears a splint on his fractured left index finger before a game against the Phoenix Suns at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving, of the Cleveland Cavaliers, was medically cleared to practice today.

Irving, who was diagnosed with a fracture in his left index finger on Nov. 19, has missed the Cavaliers’ last 11 games.

The young point guard was expected to miss 4 weeks of action with the injury, but with his early return, is a full week ahead of schedule.

The Cavaliers will be more than happy to see their leader return to the floor, as the team has gone 2-9 in Irving’s absence, and is 4-17 for the season.

Last year’s rookie of the year is expected to be available for Tuesday’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

Irving has played in 10 games this season, and scored a career-high 34 points in a losing effort to the Brooklyn Nets. He is averaging 22.9 points, 5.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game this season.


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