Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving’s left bicep injury might sideline him for the rest of the season, Mary Schmitt Boyer of The Plain Dealer reported.
Irving left Sunday’s 102-80 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers after hurting his bicep in the first quarter. He will have an MRI on Monday in Cleveland, but two NBA sources told Boyer the injury could be season-ending.
The All-Star Game MVP is no stranger to injuries, having missed more than 20 games last season with a sprained left AC joint, a hyperextended right knee and a fractured left index finger.
Irving has missed just three games this season, and his absence would be another big setback in what has been a disappointing season for the once-upstart Cavaliers. The 21-year-old guard leads Cleveland with 21.2 points and 6.2 assists per game.
The Cavaliers will face the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets this week.
UPDATE: The Cavaliers announced Irving suffered a bicep strain and will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
Check out Irving’s first-quarter exit in the video below.