The Cleveland Cavaliers have gotten off to a 2-1 start this season without two of their starting five in Iman Shumpert and Kyrie Irving. While Shumpert was given a 12-14 week timetable after his surgery at the beginning of training camp, Irving is still without a timetable as he and the Cavs want to wait until he is 100%.
On Sunday, David Blatt met with members of the media and update Irving’s injury status.
David Blatt says @KyrieIrving ramping up workload..but still following protocol and no timetable
— Fred McLeod (@CavsFredMcLeod) November 1, 2015
Irving has been running for about a month and a half now, but there’s no report on him taking contact in practices yet. The Cavs are surely being cautious with their all star point guard, and there’s no need to rush him back. The reason for that would be one Kevin Love.
Love has come out firing on all cylinders to start the season, averaging 19.7 points, 11 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks in three games. He’s also been knocking down 2.7 threes per game. These are all major across the board improvements from his 16.4 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 0.5 steals, and 1.9 three pointers per game, especially with Irving and Shumpert out.
Irving is expected to return sometime between the middle of November to the middle of December.
Stay tuned for the latest on Kyrie Irving’s injury status.