When Kyrie Irving went down with a fractured kneecap in Game 1 of the NBA Finals in June, the agony on his face was glaring. As he hobbled back to the locker room, he tossed his jersey off furiously, then sat dejectedly after the game, using a towel to hide the disgust on his face. Irving knew the road back would be long, and that the rehab in front of him would be monumental.
It's December now, and Irving still hasn't seen game action on the court. But signs point to the Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star point guard returning as soon as Thursday, or next weekend, and reports from the practice court paint Irving as being in the best shape of his life.
The above video, released today by Nike Training, gives a glimpse into why that might be. Irving can be seen at the Cavaliers practice facility, going through various core exercises, Dumbbell Flys, Dumbbell Bench Press, Terminal Knee Extensions and a myriad of other exercises to prepare himself to play basketball again. He also runs through a series of drills on the court, and you can see and hear how happy he is as he goes one-on-one against Cavs assistants.
Irving is itching to get back, and this video shows how hard he has worked to put himself in position to make it happen.
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