The Cleveland Cavaliers could be without guard Darius Garland for “up to one week.”
Garland, who missed the Cavaliers’ 103-83 loss at the Orlando Magic on Monday, has been diagnosed with a right shoulder sprain, which was confirmed by further evaluation and an MRI, the team announced Wednesday.
He will be re-evaluated daily and could return sooner depending on the success of his rehabilitation and treatment.
Garland, 20, initially felt discomfort after the Cavs’ 96-91 win at the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.
In six games this season, Garland has averaged 17.2 points and 6.3 assists per game after averaging 12.3 points and 3.9 assists in 59 games last season as a rookie.
Also, Cleveland guard Dante Exum is expected to miss six to eight weeks of basketball activity because of a right calf strain he suffered against the Magic on Monday. Exum has averaged 3.8 points in six games (three starts) this season.
The Cavs are scheduled to play at Orlando again Wednesday.