Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton has suffered a torn meniscus in his left knee, an MRI at the Cleveland Clinic revealed Monday.
Beyond that, the Cavs did not provide a timetable on Sexton’s return, only saying that further evaluation is necessary.
Much of Sexton’s return will be determined once it’s decided whether surgery is necessary, or if it can heal through nonsurgical treatment.
Sexton left Sunday’s win over the Knicks in the second quarter and did not return. Reports suggest he bumped knees with Cavs center Jarrett Allen sometime before that.
Sexton, 22, is 6-foot-1 and led the Cavs in scoring last season with an average of 24.3 points. He is averaging 16.0 points and 3.3 rebounds through 11 games this season.
The Cavs (7-4) have won four straight, with eight of their next nine games at home. They have already been missing guard/forward Isaac Okoro (hamstring) and forwards Kevin Love and Lauri Markkanen (both in NBA health and safety protocols).
Sexton’s absence is likely to lead to a starting role for veteran reserve Ricky Rubio. Cavs coach J.B. Bickerstaff could also opt for either Dylan Windler or Okoro (when healthy) in the event he wants to continue to bring Rubio off the bench.
For more on Sexton, check out the latest on his potential contract extension right here on Hoops Wire.