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Tristan Thompson leaves Cavs-Bucks with left foot injury

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This isn’t great.

NBA: Cleveland Cavaliers at Milwaukee Bucks Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

A bad night in Milwaukee has gotten worse for the Cavs.

In the third quarter of what will be a blowout loss to the Bucks, Cavs center Tristan Thompson left the game with what the team is calling a left foot injury. In the third quarter, Thompson fell awkwardly after going for a rebound. He limped up the court after and checked out with 7:01 to play in the third quarter.

Once he exited the game, Thompson immediately went back to the locker room with head trainer Steve Spiro. The team then said he was having his left foot examined and that he would not return.

Last year, Thompson missed nine games due to a right ankle injury and dealt with a few other leg injuries.

If Thompson has any kind of serious injury, the already-bad Cavs are going to get worse. He’s been an absolute rebounding machine this season in putting up perhaps his best season. He’s looked healthy, energetic and has been Cleveland’s unquestioned leader. The leadership role he’s taken on has been especially important due to Kevin Love’s injury and the subject-to-change roster.

A specific diagnosis for Thompson is not yet known.