March 21, 2013
Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving is likely to miss the rest of the month of March and possibly some time in April after suffering a left shoulder sprain over the weekend.
According to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today, Irving will be sidelined 3-4 weeks. There are about 5 1/2 weeks left in the season and under no circumstances should Kyrie Irving play in even one game left this season.
The thing about Irving is he might be a top three player in the league in as soon as three or four years. He is a terrific scorer, distributer and has a penchant to hit a big shot or four when his team needs it. He is still learning as a defender (and that is being kind) and he has been injury prone in the early part of his career. And it is not even that he keeps dealing with injuries to one part of his body. A toe injury in college, a broken hand, a sprained right shoulder last year, a broken nose this season and now the left shoulder sprain.
Right now it just feels like bad luck but at ...