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Kyrie Irving injury: Out at least 2 weeks with bicep strain

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Kyrie Irving is hurt, but he's not hurt as bad as we previously thought.

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Kyrie Irving will miss the next 2 weeks after leaving Sunday night's game against the Los Angeles Clippers with a bicep injury. When it was first announced that Irving would not return to the game, most feared that he had suffered a really severe injury, such as a complete tear. Fortunately, an MRI revealed that Irving only sustained a strain.

Here's the Cleveland Cavaliersofficial release about the injury:

Irving traveled back to Cleveland with the team and was examined at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health this afternoon by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker. Imaging revealed a strain in the long head tendon of his left biceps. Irving will now undergo a period of inactivity for his left biceps and be re-evaluated in two weeks. The injury's response during this period will determine the most appropriate course of treatment and his status will be updated as appropriate.

Based on this statement, we know that Kyrie Irving will miss at least two weeks. At that point, he will be reevaluated and they'll see if he is healthy enough to play again this year. It's important to note that two weeks is basically the minimum time that he'll be out. There's no guarantee that he's back after that time period. In fact, I'd be relatively surprised if we see Kyrie again this season.

That said, this is still really good news. The injury isn't that serious, he most likely won't need surgery, and it won't impact his ability to train during the offseason.

It will be up to Dion Waiters and Jarrett Jack to step up in Kyrie's absence.