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Iman Shumpert likely to play vs. Raptors, Kay Felder set to return

Two Cavs dealing with head injuries should play on Friday.

New York Knicks v Cleveland Cavaliers Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

When the Cleveland Cavaliers take on the Toronto Raptors tomorrow, they’ll have a full roster.

At Thursday’s practice, coach Tyronn Lue said that guard Iman Shumpert said it’s likely that Iman Shumpert will play Friday. Shumpert hit his head on Kristaps Porzingis’ hip during Tuesday’s 117-88 win vs. the Knicks and had to leave the game. He did practice Thursday.

"There is a great chance he plays (Friday against Toronto), so we're happy about that," Lue said per ESPN.

Additionally, Lue noted that rookie guard Kay Felder will play Friday after missing out Tuesday’s game. Last Friday, he was hit in the had by center Chris ‘Birdman’ Andersen at practice and was placed in the NBA’s concussion protocol.

Both Shumpert and Felder being healthy is a win for the Cavs. As the start of the season, backup point guard might be the team’s biggest weakness. Shumpert and Felder are the leading candidates on the roster to fill the role with the former currently being Lue’s choice. Both, though, should see minutes as the Cavs look to find a answer behind Kyrie Irving.