According to an official in the Cleveland Cavaliers' communication department, Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving is in a boot for precautionary reasons only after tweaking his right foot yesterday in practice. All X-Rays and MRIs were negative and his status for Saturday's preseason game against the Miami Heat has yet to be determined. Fox Sports Ohio's Sam Amico first reported the extent of the injury, while ESPN's Brian Windhorst was the first to note that Irving was in a boot.
Kyrie Irving tweaked foot in practice yesterday. All X-rays & MRI negative. Not serious. Cavs just taking extra precaution with treatment.— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) October 8, 2014
Ran into Cavs as they were going sightseeing in Rio. Kyrie Irving is in a walking boot on his right foot.,— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) October 8, 2014
Cleveland is currently in Brazil ahead of Saturday's game in Rio De Janeiro and spent today sightseeing. Irving, who signed a 5-year, $90 million dollar contract this offseason, scored 16 points and had five assists in 26 minutes against Maccabi Tel Aviv as the Cavs opened up preseason play. In three reasons since being drafted, Irving has yet to play a full NBA season. Last season, Irving missed 11 games due to injury.