Cavaliers guard Caris LeVert will be out approximately one to two weeks with a right foot sprain, and Darius Garland will not play against the Pistons Thursday night due to low back soreness, the team announced today.
Garland, who scored 13 points in 24 minutes of action in Sunday’s All-Star Game, had been battling lower back soreness before the break. The All-Star was in and out of the lineup and missed five of Cleveland’s eight games before the break.
According to the team, Garland will undergo treatment and rehabilitation over the next couple of days and his return to basketball activities will be updated as appropriate.
According to Cavs head coach J.B. Bickerstaff, LeVert was injured after stepping on a teammates’ foot during Tuesday’s practice. LeVert, who was acquired by the Cavs from Indiana before the trade deadline, will undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation.
In terms of good news, the Cavs will get Lauri Markkanen back against the Pistons after he missed 11 games due to a high-ankle sprain.
Without Garland and LeVert, Cleveland will be missing a lot of firepower, but as they have done all season long, expect the Cavs to continue to play hard and continue to fight.