J.R. Smith Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star’s Knee and Return

December 5th, 2016 by Alec Nathan Leave a reply »

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard J.R. Smith has not played since he suffered a left knee injury Monday against the Toronto Raptors and was ruled out for the remainder of the game, per Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com.

It is unclear when he will be able to return. 

Continue for updates.

Smith Out vs. Knicks Tuesday, Dec. 6 The Cavaliers announced Smith will not play against the New York Knicks on Wednesday.

Smith's Test Results Revealed Tuesday, Dec. 6 An MRI showed no damage, and Smith is considered day-to-day, per Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com. X-rays on Smith's knee were also negative, according to McMenamin.

Smith Has Been Outstanding Fit for Cavaliers Smith dealt with a right knee bruise and quad tendinitis in November last season, but he returned to the lineup following a brief absence.

Smith proceeded to average 12.4 points per game on 41.5 percent shooting from the field and 40.0 percent shooting from three-point range during the regular season, and he continued to light it up in the playoffs.

During Cleveland's NBA title run, Smith knocked down tripl ...

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