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The Cavaliers laundry list of key injuries just keeps growing, and the latest bad news comes on the eve of the world champion Miami Heats first visit this season to Cleveland.
On Tuesday, the Cavs announced rookie shooting guard Dion Waiters will miss at least a week because of loose cartilage in his left knee. Waiters missed the final three quarters of the Cavs blowout loss to Indiana on Monday at Quicken Loans Arena.
Waiters will spend the next week resting and receiving treatment, then will be reevaluated evaluation. Its possible, according to the Cavs, Waiters will undergo an arthroscopic procedure -- meaning his knee may be scoped if its still bothering him in a week. The potential exists that hes out for the season.
The injury follows a sprained shoulder to star point guard Kyrie Irving, who has also suffered a broken hand, broken finger, broken jaw and knee soreness just since summer.
Also, starting center Anderson Varejao has been out since early December after knee surgery and resulting blood clots.
Meanwhile, the Heat come to Cleveland as winners of 23 straight -- just 10 shy of the all-time NBA record. They of course are led by Northeast Ohio native and former Cavs star LeBron James. Hes won three league MVPs, as well as last seasons Finals MVP. Still, James and the Heat have never been better than they are right now.
Waiters is averaging 14.7 points and 3.0 assists. Cavs coach Byron Scott said he would like the team to sign another guard to help fill the void created by the loss of Waiters and Irving.
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CLEVELAND (AP) -- Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters will miss the rest of Cleveland's game against Indiana with a sore left knee.
Waiters scored four points in the first quarter, but didn't play in the second. The Cavaliers announced in the third quarter that he would be held out the rest of the game as a precaution and will be re-evaluated on Tuesday.
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Already without Kyrie Irving, the Cavs will now lose Dion Waiters for at least one week with loose cartilage in his knee. The team has not ruled out arthroscopic surgery, but after the week, he will be re-evaluated.
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