(CLEVELAND) — Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters will miss at least one week with a sore left knee that could require surgery.
The knee has been giving Waiters trouble for the past couple games. He left Monday’s game versus Indiana after the first quarter and didn’t return.
Waiters had an MRI on Tuesday that revealed a small, loose cartilage fragment in his left knee. The Cavaliers said Waiters will be held out for at least a week to rest and receive treatment on the knee. After that time period, further decisions will be made, with one possibility being an arthroscopic procedure.
The 21-year-old Waiters is averaging 14.7 points and three assists per game this season.
Waiters joins teammates Kyrie Irving (left shoulder strain) and Anderson Varejeo (blood clot in lung) on the injury list.
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Madison Park, Keith Allen and Andreas Preuss, CNN