Originally written on NBA Injury News  |  Last updated 11/18/14
The Cleveland Cavaliers continue to lose their top players, not that they had too many to begin with. First Anderson Varejao, who had been playing extremely well, went down for the season with a knee surgery and then Kyrie Irving is supposed to miss another three to four weeks as he recovers from a left shoulder injury. Now, guard Dion Waiters will miss approximately a week with a loose cartilage fragment. The Cleveland Cavaliers released a press statement on the injury.Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters left last night’s game vs. the Indiana Pacers at Quicken Loans Arena during the first half with left knee soreness and did not return to play. Waiters was examined at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health today by Cavaliers Head Team Physician Dr. Richard Parker. The exam, including an MRI, revealed a small, loose cartilage fragment in his left knee. Waiters will be OUT for approximately one week while he undergoes a period of rest, treatment and additional observation and examination. Following this period, and based on the continued evaluation of his knee, next steps regarding his treatment and recovery will be established, including the potential for an arthroscopic procedure.Waiters was having a great month and a half. In February he averaged 15.8 points on 51.8% shooting and regressed to 42.2% shooting in March. Even then, he was shooting at a higher clip than his season average. If he misses just one week, the Cavaliers will only have to play two games without him. If he needs an anthroscopic procedure, he will likely end up missing the rest of the season.Follow @hoopsinjurynews!function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0];if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);js.id=id;js.src="http://www.nbainjurynews.com//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");
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