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Cavs' Collin Sexton's Knee Injury Diagnosed as Torn Meniscus; Return Timeline TBD

Erin WalshNovember 8, 2021

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - NOVEMBER 01: Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on November 01, 2021 in Charlotte, North Carolina. 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 Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)
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Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Collin Sexton is out indefinitely after suffering a torn meniscus. 

Sexton is averaging 16.0 points and 2.1 assists this season while shooting 45.3 percent from the field and 24.4 percent from deep.

The 22-year-old was quite durable in his first three seasons, missing just 12 games last season after playing every game in his first two years with the Cavs. 

With Sexton sidelined, Cleveland will rely on Darius Garland as its primary playmaker. Cedi Osman and Ricky Rubio also stand to see more playing time in Sexton's absence. 

Sexton could be traded before the February deadline, as he's set to become a restricted free agent after the 2021-22 season. He was included in trade rumors during the offseason, so it wouldn't be surprising to see his name pop up again.