Links to the Present: Traditions Edition

March 17th, 2014 by David Wood

He can play in a mask, but can he play in a sling?

Every year at several points during the Cavs season, I find myself furiously searching “Kyrie Irving Injury.” I thought this year was going to break that tradition, since Irving has made it more than half of the season missing only three games. It seems I’m wrong again.

Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer reported about Irving’s past injuries and the chance he might be out for the year early this morning.

Irving, the Cavs All-Star point guard, left the game with a left biceps injury late in the first quarter, and he left the arena with his left arm in a sling. He is scheduled to have an MRI on Monday in Cleveland, but two NBA sources indicated the injury could be severe enough to end his season in the worst case scenario.

However, ESPN just announced Kyrie is going to be out for at least two weeks and then will be looked at again.  At least there’s a possibility he returns this year.

Cavs fans are understandably still freaking out on Twitter because the playoffs are almost certainly out of the future if Kyrie is done for the season or even two weeks.  This injury just leaves me wondering if our star point guard is injury prone or just extremely unlucky on a consistent basis.

In unrelated news, Jacob Rosen at Waiting For Next Year has an article up about all things relating to the Cavs front office and analytics team.  It’s a great read for fans of analytics and Cavs fans that want an idea of the inner workings in the front office.

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