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Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving out for Finals with fractured kneecap
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Cavaliers PG Kyrie Irving out for Finals with fractured kneecap
Friday June 5th, 2015

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.

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