Sprained foot puts Thompson on the shelf
Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson is expected to miss up to a month with a sprained foot, ESPN reported on Tuesday.
Thompson scored his 5,000th career point on Monday against Milwaukee and has been one of Cleveland’s most consistent players this season, averaging 12.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game.
The Cavs, already struggling with a short bench, subtract a regular without Thompson, who left Monday’s game in the third quarter favoring his left foot.
Thompson said he was immediately sore and swollen from landing on Malcolm Brogdon’s foot, but in the aftermath of the game didn’t expect the injury to keep him out.