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Cavaliers big man Larry Nance Jr. is expected to miss two-to-four weeks after an MRI on Thursday revealed a sprained MCL, the team announced in a news release.
Nance Jr. suffered the injury five minutes into Tuesday’s home loss vs. the Indiana Pacers. He missed Wednesday’s loss at the New Orleans Pelicans.
Nance Jr. is 6-foot-9 and in his fourth season, and second with the Cavs. He is averaging 8.8 points, 7.5 rebounds and just less than a block in 25.6 minutes per game.
The native of Akron, Ohio, becomes the latest regular member of the rotation to become shelved with an injury — joining Kevin Love (toe), David Nwaba (ankle) and Rodney Hood (Achilles), who is considered day-to-day.
Nance Jr. signed a four-year, $45 million contract extension in October.
The Cavs (8-34) are riding an 11-game losing streak and visit James Harden and the Houston Rockets on Friday night.