Originally written on NESN.com  |  Last updated 11/20/12
The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without their best player for the next month. Kyrie Irving tried playing through his injury, but the diagnosis shows a hairline fracture in his left index finger. The injury will keep Irving out for four weeks. Irving is far and away the best player on the Cavs’ 2-8 squad. He’s averaging 22.9 points per game, 5.6 assists and 3.7 rebounds. he was shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from beyond the arc. Irving suffered the injury on Saturday against the Mavericks. He tried to play with the injury on Sunday, but struggled shooting 4-14 and 0-2 from three-point range. He had nine points, four rebounds and four assists. There’s no word if the injury will keep Irving from shooting more of his brilliant “Uncle Drew” videos, though we doubt he’ll be doing any “cinematic dunks” with his finger in a splint. Photo via Facebook/KyrieIrving
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