Cavs’ Irving ready to return



CLEVELAND (AP) — Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving practiced and appears ready to return after missing three games with a concussion.

Irving took part in Cleveland’s full practice on Tuesday, and will likely be in the starting lineup for Wednesday’s game against Indiana. Irving still must be cleared by team and NBA doctors, per the league’s new protocol on head injuries. On Monday, Irving only participated in non-contact drills.

Irving sustained a concussion last week when he was inadvertently kneed in the head during the fourth quarter of a game in Miami. The No. 1 overall pick is averaging 18 points and 5.1 assists.

Irving was not available for interviews following practice.

Ramon Sessions, who has been starting for Irving, said his teammate “looked good” during the workout.