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Cavs say Cedi Osman dealing with ankle soreness, removal from game was ‘precautionary’

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Osman was pulled from Monday’s preseason game after playing seven minutes,.

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Cavs forward Cedi Osman left Monday’s preseason game against the Pacers after playing seven minutes. According to the Cavs, Osman’s removal from the game was ‘precautionary’ and that there was not any concern about his health. They also said he did not suffer an injury during the game.

Osman scored five points before exiting and has appeared in all three of Cleveland’s preseason game as the team’s starting small forward. He was also one of the busiest Cavaliers this summer, having appeared in one Las Vegas Summer League game and having played several times for the Turkish National Team. And while he didn’t play a ton last season, the Cavs’ season didn’t end until June. It’s possible he just needed a little extra rest.

With the regular season close, it also wouldn’t have made sense for Cleveland to play Osman any more than necessary. It is unclear if he will be available Friday when the Cavs play the Pistons in East Lansing, Michigan on Michigan State’s campus.