Evan Mobley Injury Update Is Trouble For Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have had a rough stretch the past month or so, as they've been hit hard by the injury bug, and have dropped out of a guaranteed playoff spot, down to 7th place in the Eastern Conference. And now they'll have to play at least three of their remaining seven games without their prized rookie, Evan Mobley.

Mobley sprained his ankle on Monday when he landed on Magic forward Franz Wagner's foot after going up in an attempt to block his shot.

The Cavaliers have had a great resurgence this season back into prominence in the East, largely due to Mobley. But the wave of injuries that have hit the team has been non-stop. Currently, their All-Star center Jarrett Allen is also out with a broken finger and has missed the last 11 games.  

Mobley is averaging 14.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.6 blocks, and is neck-and-neck for Rookie of the Year, along with the Toronto Raptors' Scottie Barnes, and the Detroit Pistons' Cade Cunningham.