Kyrie Irving injury: Cavs PG will not play against Bulls on Tuesday

David Richard-US PRESSWIRE

A hyper-extended right knee will keep the star point guard out of action.

Kyrie Irving will he held out of Cleveland's game with Chicago on Tuesday night due to soreness in his hyper-extended right knee, which Cavs head coach Byron Scott confirmed in their morning shoot-around.

While the injury isn't expected to be serious, it does rob much of the national luster from the game, which will be televised on NBATV.

For more on the injury, as well as tonight's game, check out SB Nation's Cavaliers blog Fear the Sword.

Irving has averaged 36 minutes a night since coming back from a hand injury that caused him to a month earlier in the season. Cleveland may be holding him out as a precautionary measure, as it's unclear whether he incurred the injury in their last game, a 109-105 loss to Miami on Sunday.

The last time Irving played the Bulls, their stifling defense held him relatively in check. He had 15 points and 6 assist on 4-of-11 shooting in a 118-92 loss on Jan 2.

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