Irving will now undergo a period of inactivity for his left biceps and be re-evaluated in two weeks

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CLEVELAND --

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving experienced an injury to his left biceps during the first quarter of last night's game in Los Angeles against the Clippers.

He did not return to play following the injury. Irving traveled back to Cleveland with the team and was examined at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health this afternoon by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker.

Imaging revealed a strain in the long head tendon of his left biceps.

Irving will now undergo a period of inactivity for his left biceps and be re-evaluated in two weeks.

The injury's response during this period will determine the most appropriate course of treatment and his status will be updated as appropriate.

With 15 games left, the Cavs trail Atlanta by 4½ games for the final spot in the Eastern Conference.

Cleveland has a tough week ahead, hosting Miami, Oklahoma City and Houston.

Also troubling is Irving missing more time because of an injury. He sat out 38 games his first two years with a variety of injuries, including a broken nose, fractured jaw, broken finger, sprained shoulder and concussion.

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