Kyrie Irving confirms Cleveland Cavaliers return for Sunday

Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving reveals that he will make his season debut against Philadelphia on Sunday.

Kyrie Irving has confirmed that he will make his comeback in the Cleveland Cavaliers' game against Philadelphia on Sunday, six months after breaking his kneecap during the NBA Finals.

The 23-year-old point guard posted the message "I'm back" on Twitter on Saturday, later telling reporters that he was "f'ing excited" to get back onto the court.

"There were a few things I had to clear, but there was no rush on it," he said. "I've been ready to play, but biomechanically we just wanted to make sure everything was good so I wouldn't put myself at risk."

After sustaining the injury in game one of the Finals in June, Irving was initially expected to be out for three to four months but revealed that the Cavs exercised caution over bringing him back into the fold. He added that his minutes on court would initially be restricted but hoped to be back to normal by the New Year.

The Cavs currently have the best record in the Eastern Conference Central Division with 17-7 for the season.

Cleveland Cavaliers point-guard Kyrie Irving looks on during game one of the NBA Finals on June 4, 2015
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