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.