Evan Mobley (ankle) will miss the next three CAF games
Cleveland – Cleveland Cavaliers Rookie Evan Mobleywill miss at least the next three games with a left ankle sprain, an injury that could prevent Cleveland from grabbing the top six in the playoffs.
Mobley was injured in the first half of Monday’s win over Orlando when he fell at the foot of the Magic striker, Franz Wagnerafter playing a screenshot.
The 7-footer underwent an MRI on Tuesday and the team provided a medical update ahead of Wednesday’s game against Dallas.
The Cavs said Mobley, a Rookie of the Year favorite, will not be traveling with them on an upcoming road trip this week to Atlanta and New York.
Cleveland will return home on Sunday to host Philadelphia. Pampered with injuries all season, the Cleveland club ranks No. 7 in the Eastern Conference. The six teams guarantee playoffs, while the 7-10 teams will participate in the playoff tournament.
Mobley’s injury also comes at a time when Cleveland is without the star position Garrett Allen. He missed 11 games with a broken finger and doesn’t know if he’ll return during the regular season.
The third pick in this year’s draft, Mobley averages 14.9 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.6 blocks. The 20-year-old is one of the main reasons for Cleveland’s turnaround season. Cleveland is between 42 and 33 after winning just 22 games a year ago.