USA Basketball point guard Kyrie Irving practiced on Friday will play in Saturday’s game against Mexico a day after falling hard in the U.S. 95-71 victory over the Ukraine .
Irving was injured with less than two minutes to play in the U.S. 95-71 victory over the Ukraine. He fell on his back after after making a difficult pass and had to be helped off the court.
Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski said that Irving “is 100 percent" and will play in Saturday’s game against Mexico.
"He went through the whole workout," Krzyzewski said to ESPN.com. "He was a little bit sore to begin with, but he worked his soreness out. He's ready to go."
In five games at the World Cup, Irving is averaging 9.8 points, 3.8 assists, and 2.8 rebounds in 23 minutes per game.
- Scooby Axson