Kyrie Irving Injury: Reportedly Broken Right Hand May Keep Guard Out 6-8 Weeks

An injury to Kyrie Irving's hand makes the Cavs guard perhaps the most prominent casualty of Summer League play ever. But the proposed timeframe of the injury does not sound all that bad for Irving.

That right hand would be Irving's primary ball-handling hand, but he's one of the many ambidextrous dribblers in the NBA. And, fortunately for the Cavaliers, an eight-week timetable for Irving's recovery would put him back on the court in the middle of September, more than a month before the beginning of the 2012-13 NBA regular season, likely in plenty of time for training camp.

That's good news for the Cavs, who could certainly use the 2011-12 NBA Rookie of the Year as they attempt to return to the stratum of the league that they occupied when LeBron James wore the wine and gold.

For more on Summer League, head to our StoryStream. For more on the Cavaliers, head to Fear the Sword.

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