Cavs' Kyrie Irving out with knee contusion

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving received an MRI and exam Wednesday afternoon regarding the left knee injury he sustained during the second half of Tuesday's game in Indianapolis.

He was injured in the third quarter of Tuesday's 91-76 loss at Indiana, and Irving feared a more serious injury after he felt a "pop" as he fell awkwardly on a drive to the basket.

The exam was conducted at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker.

The results of the MRI and exam confirm a left knee contusion. Irving will undergo treatment and continued evaluation.

He will be listed as questionable for Thursday night's game at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland vs. the Orlando Magic.

The team said his status will be updated as appropriate.

Irving had to be helped off the floor against the Pacers, but, after being examined by a team doctor, he played the final nine minutes of Cleveland's sixth straight loss.

The former No. 1 overall pick has been injury prone during his NBA career. Irving missed 38 games in his first two seasons with a variety of injuries.


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