Irving Says Injury ‘Freak Play’; Not About Minutes

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Wearing a cast and using crutches, (Kyrie) Irving spoke to reporters Wednesday for the first time since breaking his left kneecap last week in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, an injury that seemed to doom the Cavaliers’ title hopes.

“Obviously, there was a risk going out there playing anyway, no matter what,” he said. “It was just a freak play.”

“It wasn’t about the minutes or anything like that that everyone wants to kind of speculate about,” he said. “It was me who decided to go out and play, put my body on the line.”

Source: Tom Withers of The Associated Press