Kyrie Irving injury: Cleveland Cavaliers' point guard cleared for full contact practice

Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Kyrie Irving back? Kyrie Irving back...almost.

Kyrie Irving hurt his bicep in a game against the Los Angeles Clippers earlier in March. The injury has sidelined Irving for the past 8 games, but his team has managed to got 4-4 while he's been out. On Monday, Kyrie was re-evaluated by the team medical staff and received some good news. According to the Cleveland Cavaliers' press release, Irving has been cleared for full contact practice with the team.

And perhaps even better news: Kyrie Irving might be ready to play as soon as this Wednesday against the Orlando Magic.

His game status for the Cavaliers upcoming trip to Orlando and Atlanta this week has not been determined and will be updated as appropriate as he continues his progression back to play.

As we know, the Cavs have seven games remaining in the season and are fighting to get that 8th and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Although the team has played well in his absence, it'd be great to get the all star point guard back on the court.

The bad news from this Cavs' injury update is that Anderson Varejao suffered a shoulder sprain last night against the Indiana Pacers. He will be OUT for the game against the Orlando Magic, but it's unclear how long he'll be out after that.

An MRI and further evaluation today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker and Dr. Mark Schickendantz determined he has a right AC joint sprain. Varejao is listed as Out for the Orlando game and his game status beyond that will be updated as appropriate.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Fear The Sword

You must be a member of Fear The Sword to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fear The Sword. You should read them.

Join Fear The Sword

You must be a member of Fear The Sword to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Fear The Sword. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker