Cavs’ Osman ‘heard a pop’ from groin

Cleveland Cavaliers small forward Cedi Osman exited Friday night’s road loss against the Los Angeles Clippers due to what the team is calling a hip strain.

Osman played 11 minutes and scored three points before hearing a pop in his groin.

The rookie told ESPN postgame that this is the second time this season he has heard the pop.

“I tried to run and then I heard a pop from my groin,” Osman told ESPN’s Dave McMenamin. “This is the second time it happened, actually. I felt pain and I couldn’t run. Right now, when I’m walking and when I try to lift my leg up, I feel pain.”

Osman, 22, has appeared in 54 games (nine starts) this season for the Cavs and is averaging 3.6 points while shooting 51.0 percent from the field and 39.1 percent from three.