Terrible Injury News For Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers are off to a stunning start to the season, riding their impressive twin towers of rookie Evan Mobley and $100M man Jarrett Allen, along with strong guard play, to a 7-4 record. 

That makes today's injury news even harder for the Cavs, as they've learned that Collin Sexton will miss a considerable amount of time with a torn meniscus.

No decision has yet been made as to whether or not to treat this with surgery, so a timetable for Sexton's return has not been set. They are listing him as out "indefinitely". 

Typically, even without surgery, this kind of injury is expected to keep a player out for four weeks. 

An unfortunate development for the Cavs, whose 7-4 record currently places them 6th in the Eastern Conference. Darius Garland and Ricky Rubio will be relied on to take on a heavier role while Sexton is out. 

The Cavaliers and Sexton couldn't reach agreement in the offseason on a contract extension, as the 22-year-old was looking for a 4-year, $100M package, but the Cavs, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic, preferred to wait out the season, likely in order to try to get a five-year deal done, at a more reasonable pay rate.

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