Kyrie Irving has wisdom teeth pulled

Updated: October 25, 2012, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio -- Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving missed practice after having four wisdom teeth pulled.

Irving, the NBA's rookie of the year last season, had the oral surgery on Wednesday. The Cavs said he will return "when cleared to do so in relation to his continued recovery process."

Irving is expected to be back in time to get in some practice time before the Cavaliers open the season at home on Tuesday night against Washington.

The Cavs also announced on Thursday ...

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