Cavs' Irving nearing comeback from concussion

By Tom Withers

Associated Press

Published: Monday, Feb. 13 2012 1:21 p.m. MST

Cleveland Cavaliers' Anderson Varejao, from Brazil, center, sits between Kyrie Irving, left, and Luke Harangody in the second quarter of an NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers Saturday, Feb. 11, 2012, in Cleveland. Varejao broke his right wrist in Friday night's game against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Mark Duncan, Associated Press

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CLEVELAND — Cavaliers rookie guard Kyrie Irving did some non-contact work during practice as he continues to recover from a concussion.

Irving was on the floor Monday for the first time since last week when he was accidentally kneed in the head at Miami. The 19-year-old has missed two games with the injury.

Coach Byron Scott says Irving, the No. 1 overall draft pick, took part in fastbreak and shooting drills. Irving will be re-evaluated by team doctors before he's allowed to fully join practice.

Scott did not have any update on center Anderson Varejao, who broke his right wrist in a loss to Milwaukee on Friday. The team is expected to provide a timeline on his return in the next few days.

Cleveland next plays on Wednesday against Indiana.

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