Although he is expected to miss upwards of two months of action with a broken hand, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving will meet with team doctors for the first time on Monday to better assess the severity of his injury.
The former No. 1 overall pick took to Twitter over the weekend to point out how it was a slapping motion and not a punching one that forced him to the sidelines during practice, but the fact that it was self-inflicted injury remains the biggest story. ''He was upset with himself and he took it out on the wall," Cavs head coach Byron Scott told reporters on Sunday. "The wall won, obviously.''
As far as Cleveland's Summer League squad goes, the Irving-less Cavs fell on Sunday in disheartening fashion after a last-second gaffe by rookie guard Dion Waiters. With the future of the franchise stuck on the bench for at least two months, and possibly even longer if team doctors discover a more serious injury, Cleveland looks to be a tad snakebit at the moment.