Cleveland Cavaliers (7-4) guard Collin Sexton is out for the foreseeable future after suffering a torn meniscus to his left knee Sunday against the New York Knicks.
Sexton went down with the knee injury during the second quarter and didn’t return. League insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported that there is no immediate timetable for the Young Bull to return.
Cleveland Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton suffered a torn meniscus to his left knee, team says. No immediate timetable on a return, more testing to come, but expect Sexton to have an extended absence from 7-4 Cavs.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 8, 2021
The 22-year-old guard has been durable in his first three seasons, missing just 12 games last season after playing every game during his first two years with the Cavs. Sexton is averaging 16.0 points, 2.1 dimes, and 3.3 boards on 45.3 percent shooting. The numbers are his lowest nearly across the board since his rookie year.
The injury comes during a contract year for Sexton, who was unable to negotiate a contract extension with the Cavs front office. However, because Sexton will be a restricted free agent, the franchise still has the right to match any offer sheet he signs during the free agency period. He was also reportedly involved in trade rumors just before the season started.
Just texted with a former #NBA executive. He had some intriguing things to say. First a note on Collin Sexton and #Cavs.— Evan Massey (@massey_evan) October 5, 2021
“Cleveland had multiple good offers on the table for Sexton. I don’t think we’ve heard the last of that. Around the trade deadline, I think it picks back up.” pic.twitter.com/iC7eGaMIx5
On Wednesday, the Cavs return to the court, playing against the Wizards (7-3) at home.