Cavs' Irving out 2 weeks with biceps injuryPHOENIX, AZ - MARCH 12: Kyrie Irving #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers celebrates after scoring against the Phoenix Suns during the second half of the NBA game at US Airways Center on March 12, 2014 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers All-Star guard Kyrie Irving will miss at least two weeks with an arm injury.
Irving hurt his left biceps in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers, and an MRI taken Monday revealed a strained tendon. The team said Irving will be shut down for two weeks and be re-evaluated.
The loss of Irving, Cleveland's leading scorer and best player, for any length of time is a major blow to the Cavaliers' playoff chances. With 15 games left, the Cavs trail Atlanta by 4 1/2 games for the final spot in the Eastern Conference. Cleveland has a tough week ahead, hosting Miami, Oklahoma City and Houston.
Also troubling is Irving missing more time because of an injury. He sat out 38 games his first two years with a variety of injuries, including a broken nose, fractured jaw, broken finger, sprained shoulder and concussion.