Kyrie Irving Gets Injured in the Dumbest Way Possible

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bill-swift - July 17, 2012

Kyrie Irving hasn't gotten a chance to play one-on-one against Kobe Bryantyet, and already he's gotten himself injured.

The NBA's reigning Rookie of the Year broke his right hand when he slapped it against a padded wall during practice last Saturday. This is another one to add to Kyrie's list of injuries after he spent most of his only season at Duke on the bench, no thanks to a toe injury. This didn't stop the Cavs from making him the No. 1 overall pick in the 2011 draft though.

Coach Byron Scott explained that this would change the Cavs' workouts for summer league practice, since Kyrie's broken hand that might put him out of commission for at least two months.

It just really alters all the plans we had this summer as far as summer league was concerned. That was Plan A. We didn't have a Plan B going into this because you just never imagine that happening.

-- Byron Scott, Cleveland Cavaliers coach

Things were getting heated during the Cavs' team practice last Saturday. When he made a turnover, Kyrie slapped the padding in the high school gymnasium where the practice was being held--an obviously silly thing to do, which he himself admitted later on to Scott.

That was just something stupid on his part. I didn't see him initially hit the thing, but I saw when he came down the court he was kind of holding his hand. I said, `What did you do?' The first thing he said was, `Something stupid.'

He was upset with himself and he took it out on the wall. The wall won, obviously.

-- Byron Scott, Cleveland Cavaliers coach

Kyrie later on called it a 'freak accident.' But freak accident or not, the joke's on you, Kyrie.

via Sports Illustrated

Here's Irving in better times playing ball for the Cavs!

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