Kyrie Irving injury: Cavs star has knee contusion, listed as day-to-day

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The Cavaliers got good news when an MRI revealed point guard Kyrie Irving only suffered a knee contusion.

An MRI taken Tuesday showed that Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving has a knee contusion and will be listed as day-to-day, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The report quells worries that the point guard had suffered a significant knee injury Tuesday against the Indiana Pacers.

Irving finished with 10 points, five assists and five rebounds after falling on a missed layup in the third quarter of a 91-76 loss to the Pacers. He was examined and returned to the game, but continued to feel discomfort. After the game, Irving said that he had feared the worst because he felt a pop when he went up for the layup, according to the Associated Press.

Irving has been somewhat injury prone dating back to his days with the Duke Blue Devils. He played in just 11 collegiate games and has missed time with a broken finger, broken jaw, sprained knee and sprained shoulder, among other injuries.

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This year, Irving has played in all 31 of Cleveland's games. The point guard is averaging 22.2 points, 6.1 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game this season.

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