- After a zero point performance against the New Jersey Nets last Friday, Cleveland Cavaliers guard Daniel Gibson was treated at a Boston hospital for a neck infection that has sidelined him for the past two games.
On Tuesday Gibson was released from Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center with, what is being called, a “soft tissue” infection in his neck.
Gibson underwent some more tests on Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic and will be evaluated by doctors to see if he is able to play against the Orlando Magic on Friday and the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday.
Gibson is said to be feeling a lot better, so the seriousness of this injury is almost nonexistent.
During Gibson’s absence, rookie guard Kyrie Irving has played a total of 70 minutes over the last two games. His increase in playing time can be attributed to Gibson’s infection, guard Anthony Parker’s back injury and the improvement he has shown in the month of January.
After missing a potential game-winner in Indiana over a month ago, Irving took to the lane against the Boston Celtics on Sunday and redeemed himself with two-point layup with almost no time left on the clock. Irving’s last-second heroics gave the Cavaliers an 88-87 victory in Boston. It was Irving’s first game-winner of his career.