The streaking Charlotte Hornets come to Cleveland on Sunday, and the Cavaliers will be without the services of Kyrie Irving. Tyronn Lue announced during his pregame interview that Irving suffered an ankle sprain on Friday night against the Atlanta Hawks. It did not cause him to leave the game, though he had trouble shooting after the injury. Lue said that while he was not aware of the severity of the injury, the team would hold him out today.
#Cavs G Kyrie Irving will be out of today's game against the Hornets with a right ankle sprain.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) April 3, 2016
The smart move is to be as judicious and conservative as possible in terms of rushing Irving back. We have about two weeks until the playoffs start, and the Cavs largely have the top seed in hand. The Raptors lost last night, and while anything could happen, even securing the top seed is hardly as important as making sure the Cavs' Big 3 is as healthy as possible.
We will keep you updated if we get anymore news on Irving's ankle. Hopefully this is just precautionary.