Kyrie Irving injury: Cavs star suffers knee contusion, will return

It appears as if the Cavs dodged an injury scare to Kyrie Irving on Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving appeared to injure his leg against the Oklahoma City Thunder with under two minutes left in the second quarter on Thursday night. The game was forced to pause as Irving stayed on the floor for several minutes before being helped to the locker room.

Update: Irving has a knee contusion but will return, according to TNT’s Rachel Nichols:

Kyrie Irving officially has left knee contusion, will return. Just told me “I’m good”

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 12, 2014

Here’s a look at the play:

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The Thunder and Cavs are tied at 47 at halftime. Cleveland is already playing without LeBron James, who is sitting out with what the team is calling general soreness in his right knee. James helped Irving to the locker room after the injury:

Kylie Irving injured, helped off the court. LeBron (not playing) jogged out of locker room to meet him in the tunnel pic.twitter.com/JiXHPtfJTI

— Rachel Nichols (@Rachel__Nichols) December 12, 2014

Irving had nine points and three assists on 2-of-8 shooting at the time of the injury. With James sitting out, Irving’s matchup with Russell Westbrook became the game’s most intriguing head-to-head-battle. Westbrook finished the first half with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting.

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