Tristan Thompson to miss games due to right ankle sprain
FILE - BOSTON, MA - MAY 19: Tristan Thompson #13 of the Cleveland Cavaliers dunks against the Boston Celtics in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Finals during the 2017 NBA Playoffs on May 19, 2017 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Cleveland Cavaliers press release
CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Cavaliers center Tristan Thompson stepped on the heel of an opposing Denver Nuggets player during the first half of last night’s (Sunday, PHL time) game at The Q in Cleveland.
He was able to continue playing, but experienced significant swelling overnight. Further evaluation today 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.