The Cleveland Cavaliers’ injury woes deepen.
Forward Lauri Markkannen left Saturday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a sprained right ankle.
Through 37 games before tonight’s contest, Markannen is averaging 13.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists on 43.3 percent shooting from the field and 33.5 percent from the line. 3-pointer, with the Cavaliers sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.
The Cavaliers are without Ricky Rubio (ACL) and Collin Sexton (knee) for the rest of the season.
What’s next for Markkanen? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on how long he may be out.
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What is Lauri Markkanen’s injury?
Markkannen went down with about four minutes left in the second quarter while trying to contest a Shai Gilgeous-Alexander layup at the rim.
He landed awkwardly on his right leg and stayed down, before teammates Cedi Osman and Dean Wade helped him up off the floor, unable to put much weight on his foot as he walked off the court.
Markkannen came out of the game with nine points and two rebounds on 3-for-4 from 3-point range in just 13 minutes of action.
How long will Lauri Markkanen be out?
However, it is currently unclear how long Markkannen will be out of the game, according to cleveland.com the Cavaliers’ medical team was evaluating his ankle and not his knee or Achilles tendon after initial fears that the injury may have been more serious.
More will be known after it undergoes further testing.
We will provide further updates as more information becomes known.
Cavaliers 2021-22 schedule
|Date||Adversary||Time (ET)||national television|
|January 24||against the Knicks||7:00 p.m.||–|
|26 of January||against dollars||7:00 p.m.||–|
|January 30th||in pistons||18:00||–|
|January 31||against pelicans||7:00 p.m.||–|
|February 2||on the rockets||8:00 pm||–|
|february 4||in the hornets||7:00 p.m.||–|