Found December 15, 2012 on NBA Injury News:
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has been phenomenal when he's playing. Not even two seasons into his career, Irving has been injured multiple times. After missing several games with a fractured finger, Kyrie Irving managed to fracture his upper jaw according to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports.Cavs guard Kyrie Irving sustained a small upper jaw fracture. He will wear a protective mask versus the host Knicks tonight.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) December 15, 2012That would the the count to three for the number of Cavaliers players wearing a protective mask today. Tristan Thompson and Tyler Zeller will also be playing with protective masks.In 13 games this season, Irving is averaging 22.5 points and 5.7 assists a game, both increases over last year. He is shooting 45.5% from the field and 40% from beyond the arc. The Cavaliers were 2-9 without Irving and are 3-10 with him so far this season. After being Rookie of the Year last season and playing with Anderson Varejao whose had a tremendous season, fans are expecting to see more wins in their future. Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs"); var _gaq = _gaq || []; _gaq.push(['_setAccount', 'UA-34100676-1']); _gaq.push(['_trackPageview']); (function() { var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; ga.src = ('https:' == document.location.protocol ? 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); })();
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