After the Cleveland Cavaliers announced that point guard Kyrie Irving will miss the rest of the NBA Finals with a fractured knee cap, many NBA players reacted to the news on Twitter.
He will undergo surgery and is expected to need three or four months of recovery.
Irving has been hampered by knee and foot injuries throughout the playoffs but has only missed two games this postseason. He played 43 minutes in Game 1 of the series against the Golden State Warriors on Thursday and scored 23 points with seven rebounds and six assists before he re-injured the knee in overtime.
Feel bad For Ky.— Jamal Crawford (@JCrossover) June 5, 2015
Prayers up for the big bro Kyrie. Hate to hear that happen to anyone— Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor) June 5, 2015
KLove and Ky with season ending injuries in the playoffs. extremely tough draw for CLE— Kendall Marshall (@KButter5) June 5, 2015
Lbj shoulders are strong I don't think that strong we will see— Kenny Anderson (@chibbs_1) June 5, 2015
Get healthy Kyrie! Sad to see injuries impact a team and playoff series so much...— Jeremy Lin (@JLin7) June 5, 2015