This horrible news for the Cavs who are already fragile with Kevin Love out. According to SI.com, Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is out for the rest of the NBA Finals with a fractured left knee cap, the team announced Friday.
He will undergo surgery and is expected to need three or four months of recovery.
Irving has been hampered by knee and foot injuries throughout the playoffs but has only missed two games this postseason. He played 43 minutes in Game 1 of the series against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and scored 23 points with seven rebounds and six assists before he re-injured the knee in overtime.
The two games Irving missed came during the Eastern Conference finals against the Atlanta Hawks, when he was diagnosed with left knee tendonitis by renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews.
In an Instagram post made shortly after the news was announced, Irving said he will “be back soon.”