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Matthew Dellavedova suffers right thumb sprain vs. Celtics

The veteran guard suffered the injury in the second quarter of Tuesday’s game.

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Cavs guard Matthew Dellavedova suffered a right thumb sprain on Tuesday night in the team’s preseason finale against the Celtics. Dellavedova was driving in the second quarter and was hit on the thumb by Boston Center Tacko Fall as Fall attempted to block Dellavedova’s shot.

Dellavedova immediately grabbed his thumb and exited the game to head back to the locker room with team trainer Steve Spiro. As reported by Fox Sports Ohio sideline reporter Angel Gray, Dellavedova was diagnosed in the locker room and was ruled out for the rest of the game. When he came back to the bench, he had ice on his thumb.

For Dellavedova, the injury is a blow considering the slew of injury issues he’s dealt with the last few years, first with the Bucks and then with the Cavs last year. He was also, at least in the last two preseason games, a starter. If he healthy, he should have a role with the team this year.