Larry Nance Jr. Expected to Miss 2-4 Weeks With Sprained MCL | Def Pen
Larry Nance Jr.
The Cleveland Cavaliers expect Larry Nance Jr. to miss two-to-four weeks. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Cleveland Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. is expected to miss two-to-four weeks after suffering a sprained MCL in his right knee, the team announced Thursday:

Cavaliers forward Larry Nance Jr. is currently projected to miss 2-4 weeks with a right knee MCL sprain. Nance was injured in Tuesday night’s game at Quicken Loans Arena against the Indiana Pacers in the first quarter and did not return to action. Additional evaluation and an MRI today confirmed the sprain. He will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation. His status will be updated as appropriate.

The news was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who initially reported Nance “could miss two weeks.”

Nance has appeared in 39 of the Cavs’ 42 games this season, starting in 17 of those contests. He is posting career-high per-game averages in the following categories: minutes (25.6), points (8.8), rebounds (7.5), assists (3.2), stwals (1.5) and blocks (0.7). He is shooting 52.9 percent from the field and has begun to stretch his range out to 3-point land; his 39 3-point attempts and 13 makes are both career-highs – as is his percentage of 33.3 – and the season is just about halfway over.



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