Kyrie Irving Returns from Injury
Kyrie Irving was back at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ practice facility on Monday, playing in his first five-on-five scrimmage since breaking his right hand more than two months ago.
Irving broke his hand when he slapped a padded wall at a high school gym during a practice with the Cavs’ summer league team on July 14. He hit the wall in frustration after throwing an errant pass to rookie center Tyler Zeller and knew immediately he had broken his hand. After Irving had surgery in Cleveland on July 18, the Cavaliers took a conservative approach to his rehabilitation. He wore a removable soft cast and couldn’t do any conditioning for three weeks after the surgery.
Irving was named Rookie of the Year last season after averaging 18.5 points and 5.4 assists. He joined Oscar Robertson, Magic Johnson, Allen Iverson and LeBron James as the only No. 1 overall draft picks to average at least 18 points and five assists in their first season