Cavaliers Guard Kyrie Irving Breaks Hand
(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving enjoyed a stellar rookie season, but his summer isn't going so well. Irving fractured his right hand during the team's practice in Las Vegas on Saturday.
Irving suffered the injury when he slapped the padding on a gym wall during practice. Irving will be examined by team doctors today, but he is likely heading for surgery.
"I am a little disappointed," Irving told reporters. "I have to be responsible about my health. It was just so crazy. It happened so fast."
"It was just a freak accident," Irivng added.
Irving, the first pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, recently wrapped up his first year in the NBA, and won the league's Rookie of the Year Award. He averaged 18.5 points and 5.4 assists per game.
It is unknown how long Irving will be out of action.
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