Hearts sank in Cleveland on Tuesday night when up-and-coming rookie point guard Kyrie Irving left the game with an apparent right arm injury and was in visible pain late in the second quarter of the Cavaliers' game against the Boston Celtics at Quicken Loans Arena.
Irving suffered the injury while taking a charge from Celtics' forward Paul Pierce under the Cavs basket. Pierce fell on Irving and rolled over Irving, who got up and ran to the sidelines. Irving returned to the floor a few minutes later and was smiling. The Cavaliers are calling Irving's injury an elbow contusion. No word on whether or not he will return to the game.
Irving as the MVP of this year's Rising Stars Challenge at All-Star Weekend in Orlando. Irving is averaging 18.1 points on 47.6 percent shooting and 5.1 assists in 28 games this season for Cleveland.