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Lauri Markkanen injury update: Cavaliers forward leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

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Lauri Markkanen injury update: Cavaliers forward leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

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The Cleveland Cavaliers’ injury problems are getting worse.

Forward Lauri Markkannen left Saturday night’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder with a sprained right ankle.

In 37 games entering tonight’s contest, Markannen is averaging 13.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists on 43.3% shooting from the field and 33.5% from the line. 3 points, with the Cavaliers sitting in fifth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

The Cavaliers are already without Ricky Rubio (ACL) and Collin Sexton (knee) for the rest of the season.

What’s next for Markkanen? Here’s everything we know about his injury and the latest news on how long he’ll be out.

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What is Lauri Markkanen’s injury?

Markkannen went down with about four minutes left in the second quarter as he tried to challenge Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s layup to the rim.

He landed awkwardly on his right leg and stayed on the ground, only to be helped by teammates Cedi Osman and Dean Wade, unable to put much weight on his foot as he walked off the pitch.

Markkannen left the game with nine points and two 3-of-4 rebounds from the 3-point line in just 13 minutes of action.

How long will Lauri Markkanen be out?

It is not yet known how long Markkannen will be sidelined, however, according to cleveland.com, the Cavaliers medical team was evaluating his ankle and not his knee or Achilles after initially fearing the injury may have been worse.

We’ll know more after further testing.

We will provide more updates as we have more information.

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Lauri Markkanen injury update: Cavaliers forward leaves Thunder game with ankle injury

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