LAS VEGAS - Cavaliers point guard and reigning NBA rookie of the year Kyrie Irving suffered a fracture right hand on Saturday during a summer league practice in Las Vegas.
In a release sent out Saturday evening by the organization, the injury occurred when Irving slapped a padded wall at the teams practice site.
X-rays were taken at a Las Vegas area hospital which confirmed the fracture.
Irving will return to Cleveland on Sunday for further evaluation. Irving is expected to miss six to eight weeks but is expected to be ready for Cavaliers training camp which starts in late September.
Irving was playing on the Cavaliers summer league team to get acquainted with top pick Dion Waiters, the future starting back court for the organization.
The Cavaliers begin summer league action on Sunday evening against the Charlotte Bobcats.
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