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Tristan Thompson out a month with calf injury

The Cavs center left Wednesday’s game against the Pacers with the injury.

NBA: Indiana Pacers at Cleveland Cavaliers David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Tristan Thompson’s calf injury is worse than initially thought.

According The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Thompson will miss a month due to the injury he suffered last night in the Cavs’ loss to the Pacers. The report doesn’t indicate what Thompson’s injury is exactly, and the Cavs have yet to officially announce anything. Per, Thompson underwent imaging that came back negative.

This is unquestionably a blow for the Cavs, who have yet to find their groove this season. Thompson started the year off the bench, but was back in the starting lineup the past few games. Per, Jae Crowder worked with the Cavs’ starters in practice Thursday, pushing Kevin Love back to center.

Thompson’s absence also means the Cavs will likely play Channing Frye more up front and it’s possible rookie Ante Zizic could get some playing time too. Frye has played inconsistently so far this year, while Zizic has been currently out of the rotation.