Originally posted on Waiting For Next Year  |  Last updated 3/1/12

Though no injury update was given prior to Wednesday night’s loss to the New York Knicks, Cavaliers swingman Christian Eyenga apparently did not travel with the team due to what is being called a “toe laceration” that received multiple stitches.

The Cavaliers state that the injury occurred prior to their three-point loss to the Boston Celtics, but made no mention of the injury until the latter portion of the back-to-back slate had been completed. Several injury-related inquiries were made throughout the week, but all replies surrounded the return of shooting guard Anthony Parker who returned after missing several games due to back tightness. 

Adding to the bizarre level of timing and specifics of this injury is the fact that Eyenga appears to have sent a tweet (pictured above) during the middle of the Knicks game, stating that he can “see” the individual despite reportedly not even being in the building with his teammates.

The Cavaliers do not have a practice scheduled for Thursday, typical procedure following back-to-back games, so there will likely not be any additional clarification on the timeline of events until Friday morning’s shootaround. They are typically very forthcoming with injury updates, especially those that hinder travel, so this late-night update will undoubtedly be a item of interest as the team prepares for their contest against the Chicago Bulls.

While Eyenga’s athleticism has never been a question, the high-flying swingman has not shown much development since joining the Cavaliers last season. Often chastised for lapses on both ends of the floor, an issue like this will only add to the criticism surrounding the mental aspects of his game. Eyenga started the season in Canton with the Cavaliers’ D-League affiliate. Since being called up, the former first-round draft pick has appeared in only six contests, averaging 1.5 points and 2.0 rebounds.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Arkansas House amends law that will keep firearms out of Razorback Stadium

Rougned Odor’s extension with Rangers includes two horses

LaVar Ball would rather Celtics not draft Lonzo

Scot McCloughan: ‘I haven’t touched a drink in a while’

Kristaps Porzingis vs. Nikola Jokic: A comparison

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

DeMarcus Cousins isn’t giving the Kings any bulletin board material in pregame interview

New Astro Josh Reddick looking for ‘hot spots’ like Dave & Buster’s, Arby’s

Scottie Pippen: Phil Jackson the main problem with Knicks

Jerry Jones hints Cowboys looking to trade out of first round

Goldberg clarifies comments about being 'miserable' in WWE return

Elway disagrees with notion Kaepernick is being blackballed

The 'It appears as if the Padres aren't even pretending to try in 2017' quiz

MLB promotions we're dying to see teams incorporate

NFL Roundup: Jay Cutler wasted a perfectly good sendoff photo

Box Score 3/30: The calm before the final days of March Madness

The 'So, is this the last ride for the Dead Man?' quiz

Athletes in other sports (or famous professions) who played in the NCAA Tournament

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

Box Score 3/29: Free hats (Caps fans only)

The 'Are you mentally prepared for 'One Shining Moment'?' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

The 'It appears as if the Padres aren't even pretending to try in 2017' quiz

MLB promotions we're dying to see teams incorporate

NFL Roundup: Jay Cutler wasted a perfectly good sendoff photo

Athletes in other sports (or famous professions) who played in the NCAA Tournament

The 'So, is this the last ride for the Dead Man?' quiz

2016 MLB playoff teams that won't make it back this season

The 'Are you mentally prepared for 'One Shining Moment'?' quiz

NBA Referee Hotline Bling: Serge Ibaka can't connect

Can the Padres' Christian Bethancourt really succeed at pitcher and catcher?

The Raiders will forever belong to Oakland

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker