Cleveland, OH (Sports Network) - The Cleveland Cavaliers announced Tuesday
that guard Dion Waiters is expected to miss a week with a knee injury the
rookie sustained in the team's most recent outing.
Waiters exited Monday's 111-90 loss to Indiana during the first half due to a
sore left knee. An MRI performed Tuesday revealed a small fragment of loose
cartilage in the knee.
The 21-year-old will undergo a period of rest and treatment over the coming
week, though the team did state that a possible arthroscopic procedure may be
necessary if Waiters' condition does not improve following the evaluation.
Cleveland is already without its two top players in All-Star point guard Kyrie
Irving and center Anderson Varejao. Irving is currently sidelined indefinitely
with a shoulder injury, while Varejao was ruled out for the season in January
after experiencing a blood clot in his lung.
Waiters' 14.7 points-per-game scoring average ranks second only to Irving
among Cleveland players, with the 2012 No. 4 overall pick also averaging 3.0
assists and 2.4 rebounds through 57 games.
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