NBA rumors reveal good news for Kyrie Irving. The Cleveland Cavaliers’ point guard has been cleared by doctors to begin working out again. A report from Cleveland.com states that he can now start putting pressure on his surgically repaired leg. It’s a big step forward for Irving, who has been waiting to begin rehab on his fractured left kneecap.
The way the 2014-15 NBA season came to an end for Irving was not the way he wanted. Forced to limp off the court during the NBA Finals, Irving had to watch as LeBron James tried to beat the Golden State Warriors almost single-handedly. Now he will fight to get his body ready for the next season, with the added incentive of wanting to get right back to the NBA Finals.
Irving was asked how he feels following the surgery, and there is a lot of good news to take away from his answers.
“Great. Taking it one day at a time. It’s a process getting back to where I want to be. But I’m doing what I can here with the kids and that’s all that matters. I started walking about a week ago so whether I was on crutches or not I was still going to be here for the kids.”
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kyrie Irving underwent surgery less than 24 hours after Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals. Though a lot of NBA rumors have involved the Cleveland Cavaliers during the offseason, Irving has been working hard at strengthening his leg through physical therapy. Now that he can finally put weight on it again, he should be back on the basketball court preparing to help the Cavs defend the Eastern Conference title.
Irving also addressed the question that many fans have debated since he went down with the Game 1 injury. Would the Cleveland Cavaliers have beaten the Golden State Warriors in the 2015 NBA Finals if Kyrie Irving was healthy for the entire series?
“Absolutely. Being a confident basketball player and knowing what we had with our team, it was obviously tough, but I know all of us and the guys that are coming back, we haven’t forgotten what happened. A great Warriors team won the Finals and all credit goes to them but our ultimate goal is still a championship, bring it to Cleveland.”
It had been reported that All-Star power forward Kevin Love is also planning to be ready by opening night. He has been rehabbing his shoulder and wants to come back even stronger than during his first season with the Cavs. While Irving is going to work hard at being ready for the regular season, it hasn’t been announced whether or not he will be ready to play in the first preseason games for the Cavs in September. He has a long way to go in this rehab, so it could be a while before an official update surfaces in new NBA rumors.
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