Cavaliers rookie Dylan Windler sidelined for start of preseason

NBA.com Global on Sep 28, 2019 07:08 AM
Cavaliers rookie Windler sidelined for start of preseason
FILE - In this July 2, 2019, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward Dylan Windler pulls down a rebound during the first half of an NBA Summer League basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City. Windler, who was selected by Cleveland in the first round of this year’s NBA draft, could miss six weeks with an injured left leg. The team says he experienced discomfort in his leg following some recent workouts. Adding that imaging tests revealed a tibial stress reaction, which is a precursor to a fracture. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)

CLEVELAND -- Cleveland Cavaliers guard Dylan Windler will be sidelined for the start of the 2019-20 preseason after experiencing discomfort in his lower left leg following a series of recent team workouts. Imaging at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health and evaluation by the Cavaliers medical staff revealed a left tibial stress reaction.

Windler will now undergo a period of treatment and rehabilitation and his return to play will be approximately 4-6 weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.

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