Cleveland Cavaliers big man Evan Mobley won’t see action for the next couple of weeks after sustaining an ankle injury ahead of their preseason games.
According to the update Cleveland released, Mobley sustained a right ankle sprain that will keep him sidelined for approximately one to two weeks. With that said, the team has ruled him out for their preseason contest with the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday.
The Cavs also noted that Mobley “will undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation” once he is fully healthy, so his return timeline remains unclear at the moment.
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The timing of Evan Mobley’s injury is quite fortunate since there is still a lot of time left before the 2022-23 season begins. With that said, it should be enough for him to heal and undergo rehab to prepare him for the start of the new campaign.
While it’s not a good thing that he’ll miss some opportunity to play with Donovan Mitchell and improve his chemistry with the rest of the roster, the important thing right now for the Cavs is that Mobley recovers and gets back to 100 percent playing condition.
Mobley is expected to be a big part of the Cavs’ goal to contend for the playoffs and the NBA title. They made the move for Mitchell with the belief that the current squad composed of Darius Garland, Jarrett Allen and Mobley has what it takes to stand alongside the other powerhouse franchises of the NBA.
For now, fans can only wait and hope for the best in Mobley’s recovery.