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Timofey Mozgov out 10-14 days with strained deltoid, Mo Williams out vs. Hawks

The Cavs updated the statuses of two key players today.

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

The Cleveland Cavaliers announced today that center Timofey Mozgov strained his right deltoid in Cleveland's win over the Milwaukee Bucks last night and will be out 10-14 days with the injury. Mozgov left the game in the second quarter and did not return and underwent an MRI today to confirm the injury.

The Cavs also announced that guard Mo Williams, who missed last night's game with leg soreness, also underwent an MRI today. Williams' examination revealed inflammation in his right ankle and is still dealing with soreness. Williams has been ruled out for tomorrow's game vs. the Atlanta Hawks and is doubtful for Monday's game vs. the Orlando Magic.

Mozgov's injury actually may be a blessing in disguise for the Cavs. He hasn't looked quite right this season and perhaps the two weeks off will help his knee get healthy even if he's dealing with another injury. Nothing is confirmed, but it seems likely that Tristan Thompson will take his place in the starting lineup. Thompson started in Mozgov's place in the second half on Thursday's game. For the season, Mozgov is averaging 7.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game in 12 games for the Cavs.

As for Williams, Matthew Dellavedova will likely start in his place. For the season, Williams is averaging 15.5 points and 5.3 assists in 11 games, all of which have been starts in place of the injured Kyrie Irving.