Cleveland (WOIO) - Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving will miss the next four weeks because of a broken left index finger.
Irving broke the finger in the third quarter of the Cavaliers 103-95 loss to the Mavericks on Saturday. He finished the game and still scored 26 points.
He went on to play Sunday against Philadelphia but scored a season-low nine points.
The injury was diagnosed as a non-displaced fracture of the left index finger and Irving will be re-evaluated in two weeks.
The reigning rookie of the year was averaging 22.9 points a game this year, good for sixth-best in the NBA.
Irving broke his right hand over the summer while training with the U.S. Olympic team in Las Vegas. During his only season at Duke, Irving played only in 11 games because of a foot injury.
In other Cavaliers injury news, forward Tristan Thompson broke his nose on Sunday against the 76ers and will have to wear a mask for the next few weeks.
The Cavaliers are 2-8 this season and have a six-game losing streak. They get back to action Wednesday at the Q against Philadelphia.