Reporting Matt Loede
CLEVELAND (92.3 The Fan) – The Cavaliers and their fans got some awful news on Saturday as they announced that their rookie of the year, Kyrie Irving, had suffered a broken hand.
The guard who was the teams and the NBA’s first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft will miss the teams summer leagues games after suffering the injury.
The team stated that the injury took place after Saturday’s morning practice after he slapped the padding on the wall at the practice site in frustration.
X-rays taken in Las Vegas at Spring Valley Hospital confirmed the fracture of his right hand. Irving will return to Cleveland and be evaluated Sunday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. Thomas Graham.
His preliminary projection is to be ready for the start of training camp in late September, but his official status and timeline for return to play will be updated following his exam in Cleveland.