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#pounditFriday, December 4, 2020

Tristan Thompson to miss 2-4 weeks with foot injury

Tristan Thompson

Almost everything that can go wrong for the Cleveland Cavaliers has this season, and their latest bit of bad news came when Tristan Thompson left Monday’s game with a foot injury that is expected to keep him out for a while.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Thompson was diagnosed with a sprained foot and could miss anywhere from two weeks to a month. The veteran center left Monday’s 108-92 loss to the Milwaukee Bucks after landing awkwardly on Malcolm Brodgon’s foot.

Thompson is averaging 12.0 points and 11.6 rebounds per game for a Cavs team that has already lost Kevin Love to a foot injury. Love is expected to be out until January after he underwent toe surgery.

Even in a disastrous year for the Cavs, Thompson has been very outspoken and was fined recently for getting into it with some opposing fans. He’s a leader on a 6-21 team that doesn’t have many of them left, so losing him will be yet another obstacle for Cleveland to overcome.

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