NBA All-Star and Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has suffered an injury that could keep him out for the rest of the season, according to reports.
21-year-old Irving - a former first overall pick out of Duke University - was forced to leave Sunday's 102-80 defeat to the Cleveland Cavaliers at Staples Center with an injury to his left bicep.
Such a problem left Irving requiring an MRI scan and his arm in a sling - with Ohio newspaper The Plain Dealer citing two unnamed league sources that claim the injury could be bad enough to sideline Irving for the remaining games of the 2013/14 season.
Obviously the full extent of the injury will not be known until Irving has that aforementioned scan, but it would come as a shocking blow to the Cavaliers if he were to be ruled out for the rest of the campaign.
Although Mike Brown's crew have endured somewhat of a disappointing season that has abjectly failed to live up to expectations set in the off-season, Irving remains one of the league's most exciting, explosive and dynamic creative talents and his absence would surely all but extinguish Cleveland's already fragile hopes of making the post-season.
Although Irving - who was awarded the All-Star game MVP award for his amazing performance in New Orleans last month - has remained durable this season, he has a rather unfortunate injury record before that.
The Cavs, who currently lie 4.5 games behind the sixth-place Atlanta Hawks in the Eastern Conference, will be desperately hoping he is not done for the year as attentions turn to their clash with the Miami Heat at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night.