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It will be all hands on deck for the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday night when they take on the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.
Healthy hands, that is.
Rodney Hood and Cedi Osman were injured and left the game in a 116-102 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers on Friday night at Staples Center and did not return.
They have been ruled out for the game Sunday night against the Lakers, according to coach Tyronn Lue.
On top of that, cleveland.com reported Kyle Korver has a bruised right foot, something that’s been bothering him for more than a week, and he and Lue both said it was a possibility Korver will not play against the Lakers, either.
The team announced Saturday night that an MRI revealed Osman suffered a left hip flexor strain. He will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation for the injury. He is currently projected to miss approximately two weeks and his specific return to play timing will be established in relation to his continued evaluation and daily recovery progress, the team said.
Osman said after the Clippers game, “I tried to run and then I heard a pop from my groin. 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.”
Hood suffered a lower back strain in the first quarter against the Clippers. Lue said Hood does not need imaging. He also said Jeff Green will start at small forward in place of Hood, who is considered to be day-to-day.
Cleveland (38-27) is already playing without five-time All-Star Kevin Love (broken left hand) and center Tristan Thompson (right ankle).