Cavaliers’ Kyrie Irving could return Wednesday

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Cleveland Cavaliers rookie point guard Kyrie Irving has been out of action since Feb. 8 with a concussion, but the word from the Cleveland Plain Dealer is that he could be back in the lineup Wednesday night when the team takes on the Indiana Pacers.

The 19-year-old returned to practice Tuesday after passing all the NBA's mandatory tests. One last thing needs to be done, though, before Irving can take to the court in a game: "Team physicians must confer with the program chief, Dr. Jeffrey Kutcher, an associate professor of neurology at the University of Michigan, before final clearance is granted," according to the Plain Dealer.

"He went through everything today — full contact, full practice," coach Byron Scott said, the paper reports. "[He] looked pretty good, but we still have to wait on NBA protocol to find out exactly when he can play. The final stuff for us was just seeing him out on the floor."

Irving is averaging 18 points and 5.1 assists per game.

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