Cleveland Cavaliers rookie forward Evan Mobley left Monday night’s game at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse against Boston in the third quarter with a right elbow injury and did not return to action.
Initial examination postgame and an MRI administered today at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health confirmed a right elbow sprain.
Mobley will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation and his return to play will be approximately 2-4 weeks.
The Cavs are 9-6 so far this season, which is the 5th best record in the Eastern conference.
Their leading scorers so far in 2021-22 are Darius Garland at 16.8 points per game, Collin Sexton at 16.0 ppg, and Ricky Rubio, Mobley and Jarrett Allen who are all scoring between 14-15 ppg.
Mobley is averaging 14.6 ppg, 8.0 rpg, 2.5 apg and 1.6 bpg. He’s an early leader along all rookies in the league.