Two months after undergoing knee surgery, Cavs’ point guard Kyrie Irving reportedly isn’t recovering as expected. The initial diagnosis called for Irving to heal in three to four months, but according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer, one source is reporting that he could be out until January.
‘Multiple league sources say his rehabilitation is going smoothly, but that the chances are slim of him being in the opening-night lineup against the Chicago Bulls on Oct. 27. One source said he could very well be unavailable up until January.’
The procedure that was performed on Irving repaired his fractured kneecap, which was the same injury that caused Blake Griffin to miss his rookie year.
No matter how long Irving will eventually be out for, he most likely won’t be his usual self throughout the first half of the season.