Irving has nasal fracture, available to play

Nov 13, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving (2) gets fouled by Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Dante Cunningham (33) in the second quarter at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has suffered a nasal fracture, but will able to play tonight against the Charlotte Bobcats, per the Associated Press. The injury occurred against the Timwerwolves in Wednesday in Minnesota.

Irving suffered the injury when he was elbowed in the face by the Timberwolves’s Corey Brewer. The All-Star and former Rookie of the Year received further examination at the Cleveland Clinic, which revealed the injury.

Last season, Irving suffered a fracture in his jaw and was fitted for a mask. It remains unclear if he will be fitted for one moving forward.

Update: Irving will wear a protective mask.

Topics: Cleveland Cavaliers, Kyrie Irving

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