In Friday night's 121-84 blow out loss to the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, Cleveland Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving left the game in the fourth quarter with an injury to his right shoulder and never returned. Fearing the worse, Cavs' fans got a bit of good news from Irving and reporters in the post-game.
Kyrie Irving is planning on making the trip to New York with the team tonight despite his sprained right shoulder sustained in 2nd quarter— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) March 31, 2012
Kyrie Irving will be re-evaluated by the Cavs Athletic Performance Team in the morning.— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) March 31, 2012
Re: Knicks tomorrow Kyrie said: "I'm in pain right now. I plan on getting treatment tonight. I'm going to see how I feel in the morning."— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) March 31, 2012
Chris Fedor of ESPN Radio's WKNR, also tweeted Irving said the level of pain in his shoulder is nowhere near as bad as when he separated it during his sophomore year of high school.
Not surprising to Cavs' fans, Irving left the blow-out loss while in the midst of a possible 30-point night, which would have been only his second of the season. Instead, Irving had to settled for a 29-point performance.