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Tyronn Lue says Tristan Thompson to miss two weeks

The Cavs offered an update at the end of the game.

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At the end of his postgame press conference Monday night, Cavs coach Tyronn Lue said Cavs center Tristan Thompson would miss two weeks with his ankle injury. The team announced on Sunday that Thompson suffered an ankle injury against the Nuggets on Saturday, and that he would miss a few games.

Thompson did not speak to the media Monday, but was seen walking out of Quicken Loans Arena with a limp. It is unclear if he will travel with the Cavs when the team’s road trip starts Wednesday in Denver.

Assuming Thompson does actually miss two weeks, that would peg his return for the Cavs’ Saturday, March 17 game against the Bulls in Chicago. If he ends up missing more than that, he could return on on Monday, March 19 at home against the Bucks or Wednesday, March 21 against the Raptors.

Thompson is averaging 6.3 points and 6.5 rebounds this season. Larry Nance Jr. started in his place Monday against the Pistons.