Kevin Porter Jr. left Sunday’s game against the Timberwolves with a knee injury that looked bad. It, though, won’t keep him out for too long.
According to the Cavs, Porter suffered a left knee sprain when he collapsed down to the floor in the third quarter. When he went down, he immediately grabbed at his knee and left the game.
On Monday, Porter underwent evaluation from the Cavs’ medical staff that revealed the actual injury. As a result, he’ll undergo treatment and be re-evaluated in two weeks.
While him missing any time isn’t ideal, Porter only suffered a sprain as opposed to something more severe like an ACL tear is a win. There’s no need to rush him back, him missing a few weeks is much, much better than him missing several months and likely missing out an entire summer.
Rotation wise, this will challenge John Beilein — especially with rookie Dylan Windler still out. The initial fix is likely to play Alfonzo McKinnie more. Brandon Knight and Tyler Cook — who recently had his two-way deal converted to a normal contract — are other options.
For the year, the 19-year-old Porter is averaging 8.5 points per game. He’s been one of the main bright spots for a 10-26 Cavs team.