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Kyrie Irving to miss NBA Finals with fractured kneecap

The NBA Finals just took a major turn with Kyrie Irving now done.

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We sadly won't be seeing Kyrie Irving back in the NBA Finals, or back on a basketball court anytime soon for that matter.

According to multiple media reports, Irving suffered a fractured kneecap during the Cavaliers' Game 1 loss to the Golden State Warriors.

The Cavaliers just confirmed the injury with the following press release:

Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving left last night’s NBA Finals game one in the overtime period with a left knee injury. He received an MRI today at Stanford Sports Medicine Clinic, which revealed a fractured left knee cap. He will have surgery to repair the knee in the coming days at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland by Cavaliers head team physician Dr. Richard Parker. His recovery time is projected to be three to four months and his status will be updated as appropriate.

That's terrible to see for any player, let alone one who appeared to finally reach of his dream of playing for a championship on the NBA's biggest stage.