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Cavaliers’ Jarrett Allen out indefinitely with fractured finger

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CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 28: A closeup shot of Jarrett Allen #31 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the game against the Minnesota Timberwolves on February 28, 2022 at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, Ohio. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2022 NBAE (Photo by David Liam Kyle/NBAE via Getty Images)

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Jarrett Allen left the Cavaliers’ win over the Raptors Sunday with a left quad contusion. However, that’s not the injury that will keep him out for a while.

Allen has suffered a fractured finger, a story broken by Shams Charania of The Athletic.

There are not a lot of details here — what kind of fracture, what hand and finger — so setting a timeline is impossible. However, with most hand fractures, he would be back before the playoffs, which is what matters most to the Cavaliers. They are not going to rush him.

Allen is having a breakout season, he made his first All-Star team and is averaging 16.3 points and 10.9 rebounds a game. The Cavaliers have been 2.8 points per 100 possessions better with Allen on the court.

The Cavaliers sit as the No. 6 seed in the East, three games up on the Raptors and avoiding the play-in tournament.