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Carrick Felix out 6 to 8 weeks with patellar stress fracture

Carrick Felix is going to be out for a while.

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Carrick Felix suffered a patellar stress fracture in his left knee while playing with the Canton Charge and will be out for the next 6 to 8 weeks. The Cleveland Cavaliers announced this injury on Tuesday afternoon. Here's the team's official release about Felix's injury.

Cavaliers guard/forward Carrick Felix left the Canton Charge game on Saturday in Delaware against the 87ers with a left knee injury in the fourth quarter. An MRI has revealed a Left Patellar Stress Fracture. He is OUT from all basketball activity and the timetable for his return is approximately six to eight weeks.

In 9 games with the Charge this season, Felix is averaging 28.8 minutes, 11.0 points, and 5.2 rebounds per game. He's shooting 45.9% from the floor and 33.3% from behind the arc.

Felix hasn't played any significant minutes for the Cavaliers this season, but there was some hope that the 2013 second round pick would develop into a role player down the road. He's already battled other injuries this season, including a sports hernia that kept him out for much of the beginning of the season. Felix signed a four-year deal with the team after being drafted and the first three seasons of the deal are guaranteed, so he isn't going anywhere.

Hopefully Carrick can recover quickly, get back to full strength, and continue to develop as a basketball player.