Friday, March 11, 2011

Irving working out at Coliseum, but won't play

GREENSBORO - Duke freshman point guard Kyrie Irving, who hasn’t played since injuring his right big toe on Dec. 4, is on the floor with the Duke basketball team this afternoon between sessions at the Greensboro Coliseum but will not be in uniform tonight.

Team spokesman Matt Plizga said Irving is not ready to play, but needed an opportunity to work out and is doing so at the coliseum because it’s convenient.

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski has repeatedly said he does not expect Irving to return this season. But Irving hasn’t yet been ruled out for the season. He has been making progress healing from the injury and had the boot removed from his foot last week.

Irving averaged 17.4 points and 5.1 assists per game in the eight games before he was injured.

Duke will play Maryland in a 7 p.m. quarterfinal game at the coliseum today.


Anonymous said...

"uh ohhhh!"

---Kendall Marshall, Prince Harry, and Roy Toy

Anonymous said...

Good news!!! If he is ready to play, hold him out until the 2nd or 3rd round of the NCAA Tournament... That is when we will need him the most.!.

Anonymous said...

"Uh ohhhh"? I think you mean: "Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please. Screw your career and SAVE US, Kyrie!"

----- Coack Klass, Sunglare, the Hack Twins, & the rest of the Camoron Cheersheet Campers

Anonymous said...

Bring him on! I'd love to see Carolina play Dook with him on the court. No worry at all.

Anonymous said...

@Anonymous 6:13

HAHAHAH That is cute. Keep dreaming. Even IF Irving were to play this tourney, he would be out of shape and not the same player he was at the beginning of the year. He's not going to play though. Take a good hard look at him sitting on the bench the next few games. That will be the last glimpse you have of him on the Duke team. He will be playing for the Cavs or Twolves next year.

King Rat said...

Easy periwinkle faithful. Kyrie would run by Stilts and Hobbit if he were still in the boot. Maybe Roy will start the Fab 5 tomorrow? You know.. The fairer skinned "2nd unit"! And don't go poppin off bout Kyrie leaving, uh Barnes will be doing likewise.. Ur team is overrated and scared.. Nice to see u fellas in the ACC tourney this year. Thought u'd never make it back from NIT land..