Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton has suffered a meniscus tear in his left knee which will keep him sidelined for an extended period of time. There’s still no timetable for his return as the team will do some more evaluation of the injury. The news was first reported by Adrian Wojnarowski from ESPN and later confirmed by the team.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton suffered a torn meniscus to his left knee, team says. No immediate timetable on a return, more testing to come, but expect Sexton to have an extended absence from 7-4 Cavs.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 8, 2021
During Sunday’s win against the New York Knicks, Sexton left the game in the second quarter with a knee injury and later underwent an MRI that confirmed the torn meniscus. The fourth-year guard posted 8 points and 4 assists in 12 minutes of playing time.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are currently the sixth seed of the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 record with recent wins against the Raptors, Blazers, and Hornets. This team is one of the early surprises of the season as they are beating teams and Sexton, with 16 points per game, is their leading scorer.
Cavs are getting wins as a committee with some big performances from their frontcourt duo in Mobley and Allen, other nights it would be Sexton and yesterday Ricky Rubio with a career-high 37 points and 8 threes made.
Ricky Rubio (37 PTS on 8/8 3PM) simply can’t miss tonight ? pic.twitter.com/BFiWFPXXH5
— Def Pen Hoops (@DefPenHoops) November 8, 2021
Surely, the Cavs will find a way to replace Sexton’s production on the court while he recovers but it is still a tough loss for the team.