Sexton faces injury layoff for Cavs
Cleveland Cavaliers’ Collin Sexton is set to miss the rest of the NBA season after he underwent surgery for a troubling knee injury.
The 22-year-old point guard tore the meniscus in his left knee in his side’s 126-109 victory over the New York Knicks in early November becoming the latest in a long line of casualties for the Ohio state side.
Sexton has posted encouraging stats so far, with an average of 16 points – putting him in second on the team, with 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists.
Mixed recent form for Cavs
The Cavaliers have had a varied start to their campaign and sit ninth in the Eastern Conference; their bad fortune with injuries clearly playing a part in their drop in form recently.
A 109-99 defeat against the New York Nets was followed up by a 104-89 loss to the Golden State Warriors; the day Sexton received his surgery.
Since Sexton’s injury, the Cavs have won on just two occasions, against the Pistons and the Celtics and they will be hoping to get back to winning ways, with upcoming fixtures against the Nets and Suns.
Mobley making good progress
In what could be some good news for fans, is that power forward Evan Mobley could soon make a return from the treatment table.
However, coaching staff have insisted that they will not rush the player back from injury.
Coach J.B Bickerstaff was particularly vocal about his admiration of Mobley, stating: “I love to see Evan on the floor no matter what he’s doing.
“He’s making progress. It’s just a matter of the healing and the pain tolerance and those things, but we won’t do anything to jeopardize him long term. As long as he progresses, we’ll keep moving ahead.”
This could certainly be seen as good news for the side who have a tricky run of games over the Thanksgiving period and into December. Mobley’s return could be just the gift that they need.