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Kyle Korver’s foot injury could keep him out a week

An MRI revealed inflammation in a foot tendon.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Atlanta Hawks Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Korver may be out a week as he deals with the foot injury that kept him out of Thursday’s game against the Pistons, per Joe Vardon of

According to Vardon’s story, Korver underwent an MRI on his sore right foot. The MRI revealed inflammation in a tendon and Korver said he expects the issue to keep him out for a week or so. That means Korver would miss games against the Magic, Rockets, Pistons and Jazz at minimum. He also told Vardon that he’s had the injury before and that this injury has been bothering him since March 1.

A week isn’t an officially timetable, so it’s possible that Korver could be out longer. And the Cavs should absolutely be cautious with Korver with the playoffs not that far off. But with J.R. Smith just having returned, Cleveland also needs to figure out how to distribute minutes between the two, as well as Iman Shumpert. Tyronn Lue needs them all healthy in order to figure that out. And because Smith returned on Thursday when Korver was out, the two haven’t played together yet.

In 26 games with the Cavs, Korver is averaging 11.1 points per game while shooting 48.7 percent from the field on 5.8 attempts per game.