Cavs’ Irving breaks hand
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will have his broken right hand examined by team doctors on Monday.
Irving, the NBA’s rookie of the year, broke his hand Saturday after slapping it on a padded wall during summer league practice in Las Vegas. Irving said he will likely undergo surgery and the Cavs said he will miss up to two months. A team spokesman said Sunday night that Irving returned to Ohio late and won’t be seen by doctors until Monday.
Cavs coach Byron Scott lamented that Irving’s injury will prevent the team from pairing him this summer with guard Dion Waiters, selected by Cleveland with the No. 4 overall pick in last month’s NBA draft.
Although Irving has been injury prone, Scott said the mishap “was just something stupid on his part.”