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Cavaliers Bench Woes Continue: Luke Harangody Out 6 Weeks

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Well, the hits just keep on coming. Just as the Cavaliers are primed to get back Tyler Zeller from a face injury and concussion, down goes Luke Harangody.

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After a week of soreness and swelling, Luke Harangody went under the knife. According to Cavs.com,

Cavaliers forward Luke Harangody had a successful arthroscopic procedure on his right knee this morning at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health . . . Harangody is expected to be OUT for approximately six weeks. His status will be updated as appropriate.

For a Cavaliers team already hurting for depth, this injury is likely to have no effect whatsoever. While this can't have been what General Manager Chris Grant had in mind when he offered Harangody an NBA contract over the off-season, it would be impossible to speculate just what was going through Grant's mind when he offered him an NBA contract over the off-season. The Cavaliers have given 125 minutes to CJ Miles and Luke Walton so far this season, both of whom have Player Efficiency Ratings that are comfortably negative. Having Harangody available would do nothing to make the situation considerably better.

The reports are that the injury occurred during practice. I hope that it isn't too painful and doesn't disrupt his efforts to come back in time for a playoff run with the Canton Charge. Maybe the Cavaliers will use the injury as an excuse to waive "The Gody" and bring in a free agent like Derrick Brown or Bill Walker (Ed note: OR MICKAEL PIETRUS). In all seriousness, injuries aren't a fun part of the game and its nice to know that Harangody was practicing hard. He seems like a good guy.