LAS VEGAS – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is expected to have surgery Thursday to repair a broken right hand he suffered in summer league practice, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.
Irving, last season's NBA Rookie of the Year, injured his hand during Saturday morning’s practice at a local high school after slapping the padding on the wall in the gymnasium. He was held out of the remainder of practice and had ice on his hand, but afterward said he didn’t think his hand was hurt badly.
Irving, however, was sent to a hospital for X-rays after experiencing more pain on the bus ride back to the team hotel. The Cavaliers said Irving will be evaluated Sunday by team physicians at the Cleveland Sports Clinic. The preliminary projection has him returning in time for the start of training camp in late September.
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