Cleveland Cavaliers rookie center Tyler Zeller will miss some time after suffering a non-displaced fracture of the orbital cheekbone and a concussion in Monday night’s win over the Los Angeles Clippers.
Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal reports that a wayward elbow from Clippers center DeAndre Jordan has landed the 17th-overall pick in the NBA’s concussion process where he will undergo a litany of tests until his state is cleared for play. While there is no timetable for his return, it is safe to assume that the 22-year-old big man will be wearing a mask when on the court.
In Monday night’s contest, Zeller finished with 15 points on 6-for-10 shooting, seven boards (four offensive), two assists, one steal. Samardo Samuels will likely see increased playing time in Zeller’s absence.
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