Cavs' Irving hopes to return this season

Published on NewsOK Modified: March 18, 2014 at 2:51 pm •  Published: March 18, 2014

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving managed to find a silver lining — and a sliver of hope for the Cavaliers' playoff chances — while dealing with his latest injury.

The All-Star point guard will miss at least two weeks with a strained biceps tendon, but he's hopeful his season is not over.

Irving said following shootaround Tuesday at the Cleveland Clinic Courts, "If you could take a positive from the situation, obviously that would be one, that at this point, I don't have to get surgery, which is tremendous."

Cleveland's leading scorer got hurt Sunday night in a loss against the Los Angeles Clippers. An MRI taken Monday revealed the string, but not a tear, which would have ended Irving's season. It's still not a certainty he'll be back, but the Cavs will rest him for two weeks before making any decisions.