Cavs’ Windler out 4-6 weeks with ankle injury

Cavaliers forward Dylan Windler will miss approximately 4-6 weeks after a recent platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection was received to help treat his right ankle, the team announced Wednesday.

Windler, 26, missed 12 of the team’s 13 games with a sprained right ankle injury and has not appeared in a game this season.

According to the team, Windler’s ankle will be stabilized in a walking cast, after which a new therapy plan will be established to determine the next steps in his return to basketball activities. His status will be updated as appropriate.

Windler, the 26th overall pick in the 2019 draft, has battled injuries during his time with the Cavs. He missed his entire rookie season with a left lower leg stress reaction. The following season Windler missed a month with a broken left wrist, and in April 2021, Windler had surgery on his left knee that caused him to miss the rest of the season. 

Last season, in 50 games, Windler averaged 2.2 points in 9.2 minutes of action.

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