Donovan Mitchell's Status In Question After Re-Injuring Groin

Cleveland Cavaliers All-Star Donovan Mitchell had just returned from a groin injury Tuesday night, but what happened at the end of the game left him and the team concerned for his status moving forward.

I went up to try and dunk it, both my legs cramped and my groin just tightened up and locked up on meThose three things happened at the same time

Yikes. Doesn't sound good. All this came on the final play of the game, in which he went up for a dunk to try to tie the game. Instead, New York Knicks center Isaiah Hartenstein met him head-on and blocked Mitchell's dunk attempt, sending him tumbling to the floor in pain. 

The Knicks prevailed 105-103, and Mitchell was left frustrated at re-injuring himself, and not executing on the final play. 

“I am just upset that it — I felt good enough to come back, and for that to be the last five seconds of the game really pisses me off,” Mitchell said. “But I fumbled the game away for the group, and that’s on me. Poor execution on my part down the stretch... But yeah, it’s definitely both (frustration about the injury and play), but more so (the injury). I’m praying that I’m all right.”

Spida finished with 24 points, shooting 9-of-24 from the field and 6-of-14 from downtown. But he missed his last six shots, and that's what sticks with him the most. 

"I let the team down at the end of the game," said Mitchell. "We played a really good game up until that point, all of us, and I didn’t do my job. And that’s on me.”

According to Chris Fedor of, Mitchell did not practice today and his status for Thursday night -- and the remainder of this road trip -- is currently uncertain. But late last night in New York, the team was bracing for another multi-game absence.

The Cavs are now 29-20, in 5th place in the stacked upper tier of the Eastern Conference.