The Cleveland Cavaliers just can't catch a break this season, can they? Once upon a time, they had playoff aspirations and thought that Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, and Andrew Bynum could carry them to the postseason. But now, Bynum is gone, they've fired their general manager, and while they're just 4.5 games out of the playoffs, an injury suffered by Irving last night could threaten any chance that they had left of reaching the promised land.
During Sunday night's Cavaliers/Clippers game, Irving sustained an injury to his left arm just 10 minutes into the contest and couldn't return to the Cleveland lineup. And it appears as though that arm injury might be worse than expected. Irving is going to have an MRI on it later today. But the Cavs fear that the injury could end Irving's season:
Sources tell Plain Dealer Kyrie Irving's left biceps injury could be bad enough to end season. MRI on Monday in Cleveland— M.S. Boyer/J. Valade (@PDcavsinsider) March 17, 2014
The injury couldn't have come at a worse time, either. The Cavs next five games are against the Heat, Thunder, Rockets, Knicks, and Raptors. We obviously wish Irving the best. But this injury sounds like it could be the final straw for Cleveland.
[via Pro Basketball Talk]