Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaac Okoro left Sunday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers in the second quarter with a left elbow injury.
According to the Cavs,
“An initial examination and an MRI administrated on Monday at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health confirmed a left elbow sprain. Okoro will undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation. His return to play will be approximately two to three weeks.”
This isn’t great news for the Cavs, but it certainly could have been worse. If he had broken his arm or something of that nature, the Cavs would have been in an even tougher position than they already are at that guard position. They have now lost Collin Sexton, Ricky Rubio, and need everybody else to stay healthy.
Cleveland has certainly been playing better than most people were expecting them to this season. They are one of the most fun teams to watch in all of basketball as they are currently 21-16 and hold the fifth seed in the Eastern Conference. There is a good chance that the Cavs would have potentially been a top-three seed at this moment if they were able to stay healthy. Unfortunately, they have run into some very tough injuries and that’s going to make it tough for them to find some success throughout the season. They have shown that their young guys and veterans are ready to step up and make some noise this year, despite the injuries.
Isaac Okoro will be missed, but Cleveland will continue to have others step up in his absence.