Kyrie Irving left Thursday night's game in Oklahoma City after challenging a shot from Russell Westbrook and falling on his knee awkwardly. He immediately fell to the floor and looked to be in considerable pain, grabbing at his knee.
Kyrie Irving suffered an apparent leg injury just before halftime. We'll keep you updated: http://t.co/M1ujkocPJE pic.twitter.com/QhvhKJcvJC— SB Nation NBA (@SBNationNBA) December 12, 2014
Right now, we have no information outside of the visual. Irving walked off the floor with a bit of help, but that really doesn't mean much in terms of ACL injuries.
We will keep you updated as information comes, and the hope is that this isn't something that keeps him out for extended time. Irving has been fantastic this season, and you hate to see something derail his season. Of course, he's incredibly important to the Cavs' goals moving forward, so you hope he is able to help the team achieve what it wants as well.
In the meantime, let's all hope for the best for Kyrie.
Kyrie Irving officially has left knee contusion, will return. Just told me "I'm good"— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 12, 2014
Well, that's awesome. Let's see how he holds up in the second half.