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Tristan Thompson expected to be out multiple games with ankle injury

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NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 25: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers in action against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at Barclays Center on October 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn Borough of New York City. 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. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

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Tristan Thompson will likely be out at least a few games due to an ankle sprain, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced on Sunday.

Thompson suffered the injury during the Cavs’ loss to the Denver Nuggets, 126-117, on Saturday. The Cleveland big man stepped on the heel of another player, and was able to keep playing. According to the team, Thompson’s ankle swelled after the game and made it painful enough to scratch him from the next couple of games.

Over his last 10 games, Thompson is averaging 7.8 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 60 percent from the field.


Further evaluation on Sunday at Cleveland Clinic Courts confirmed a right ankle sprain and Thompson will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation for the injury. He is expected to miss multiple games and his return to play timing will be established in relation to his continued evaluation and daily recovery progress.

This will be the second time Thompson has missed games. In November and December Thompson was sidelined with a calf injury.