Kyrie Irving 'Disappointed' In Hand Injury

Kyrie Irving did something he'd done plenty of times before, but this time it resulted in a fractured right hand. The freak injury happened when Irving slapped a padded wall after a turnover in practice. The fracture will require surgery, causing Irving to be out 6-8 weeks. Naturally, he is upset, telling Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal:

"I'm a little disappointed for a freak accident like that. I have to be more responsible about my health. It was crazy. It happened so fast. That thing I did, hitting the padding on the wall, I've done it so many times. This time it was just a freak accident."

While the injury will prevent Irving from playing in the NBA Summer League, it should not impact his status for the 2012-13 NBA season. A 6-8 week timeline would allow Irving to be healed in time for the Cavaliers training camp.

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