Kyrie Irving's Knee Injury Deals Huge Blow to Cavaliers' Chances in Finals

Sports Illustrated—June 5, 2015

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix reports that less than two months after losing All-Star forward Kevin Love to a season-ending shoulder injury, the Cavaliers have taken another brutal hit. Then, the team announced that Kyrie Irving, their All-Star point guard, was done for the season with a fractured left kneecap.

Hospital for Special Surgery's Joshua Dines, MD provides input on the injury: 

According to Dr. Joshua Dines, an orthopedic surgeon at New York's Hospital for Special Surgery and the assistant team physician for the New York Mets, non-contact kneecap fractures are "clearly rare." Dines added that there was the possibility that Irving’s previous injuries predisposed him to cracking the kneecap.

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