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Channing Frye suffered dislocated finger vs. Grizzlies

The team says he could have returned.

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Cleveland Cavaliers Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports

Early in the fourth quarter of the Cavs’ win over the Grizzlies on Saturday, Channing Frye headed back to the locker room gripping his right hand. He appeared to get his hand twisted when he was jostling for position with Memphis’ Marc Gasol.

Frye would return to the bench a few minutes later, but did not return to game. After the game, the Cavs said that Frye suffered a dislocated finger on his right hand and had it taped up. They also said that he could have returned to the game had Tyronn Lue wanted to use him. He is not expected to miss any time because of the injury.

Before he left the arena, Frye had his finger re-taped by a member of the Cavs’ medical staff. In 14 minutes against the Grizzlies, he scored six points and pulled down four rebounds.

Frye’s been vital for the Cavs during their 11 game winning streak, so it’s good news for them that he avoided a serious hand injury.