A date has been confirmed for the surgery on Kyrie Irving’s fractured bone in his right hand. The Cleveland Cavaliers point guard will undergo a surgical procedure on his right hand Wednesday at the Cleveland Clinic according to the Cavaliers website.
The 2011-12 Rookie of the Year injured the hand at a summer league practice in Las Vegas on Saturday. Irving traveled back to Cleveland on Sunday after receiving treatment in Las Vegas. At the time Irving’s expected recovery time was set at 6-8 weeks. Depending on how successful the injury is, Irving is still slated to miss at least two months. He is expected to be ready by the time training camp rolls around in late September.
Reports have surfaced that Irving injured the hand after turning over the ball, becoming frustrated and taking out that frustration on a padded wall. If proven true that probably wasn’t the brightest idea of Irving’s young career, as he said that he has hit walls of the same material before and has not suffered anything close to the pain he received after Saturday’s incident.
Irving, the Cavaliers leading scorer last season, missed time due to sickness, rest and a shoulder injury. He still played in 51 games in his rookie season, averaging 18.5 points, 5.4 assists and 3.7 rebounds while shooting 46.9 percent from the field, 39.9 percent from three and 87.2 percent from the free throw line.