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Sunday, Feb. 6, 2011

Cast removed from Irving's foot

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke freshman Kyrie Irving is no longer wearing a hard cast on his right foot.

Team spokesman Matt Plizga said Friday the cast was removed earlier in the day. But he added that there remains no timetable for Irving's rehab and the point guard is still out indefinitely with the injury to his big right toe.

Irving tweeted Friday afternoon that the "Cast retired . . . now walking boot and rehab! Feels good to see my leg again."

He injured his toe Dec. 4 against Butler, and had his foot placed in a hard cast a week later to immobilize the toe and allow it to heal. Irving averaged 17.4 points in eight games, all wins, and proved adept at pushing the ball in transition for the reigning national champion Blue Devils.

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