Cavs guard Kyrie Irving will miss his second consecutive game tonight at home against the Toronto Raptors with a hyperextended right knee.
Irving’s status remains day-to-day.
Irving was injured during practice Friday when he banged knees with Omri Casspi. Irving tried to play during weekend games at the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, but told the Cavs’ staff it stiffened when he came out of the games. The decision was made to rest him to prevent further injury.
The Cavs next play Friday at home against the L.A. Clippers.
“If it continues to get worse, he’s probably going to have to sit out a whole lot longer than expected,” Scott said Tuesday in Chicago, where the Cavs defeated the Bulls 101-98. “So right now our medical team thought it would be a good idea to rest him the next couple days, see where he is and go from there.”
In other news, the Cavs said guard Daniel Gibson rejoined the team after tending to a personal matter and will be active against the Raptors.
Kyrie Irving declared out for tonight's game vs. Raptors
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