Cavs’ Darius Garland, Donovan Mitchell injuries get critical JB Bickerstaff update
Both Darius Garland and Donovan Mitchell appeared to have suffered concerning injuries on Saturday in their showdown with the Los Angeles Lakers. Fortunately, Cleveland Cavaliers head coach JB Bickerstaff has some rather optimistic news on the situation of the two.
Starting off with Mitchell, Bickerstaff emphasized that there’s no major concern for him about a potentially significant injury. Mitchell was spotted having a noticeable limp at the end of the game, but the Cavs head coach pointed out that the superstar guard is “fine” and is not dealing with a new injury nor had he reaggravated a previous issue, per Evan Dammarell of ClutchPoints.
To recall, Mitchell missed their last four games due to a hamstring injury. With that said, it isn’t a surprise why some fans grew concerned after seeing him limp.
As for Garland, he played just 14 minutes in the showdown with the Lakers before he was ruled out for the rest of the night. The 23-year-old suffered a neck strain and didn’t return as the Cavs fell to the Purple and Gold, 121-115. Bickerstaff said that the youngster is “doing okay,” though he still needs to undergo more tests to determine the severity of the issue.
“He’s been evaluated. He’s doing okay but we’ll have to wait and see how he’s feeling in the morning,” Bickerstaff explained, per Dammarell.
By the looks of it, Donovan Mitchell won’t have to be sidelined again. However, depending on the diagnosis of his injury, Darius Garland could miss some time. He already missed four games earlier in the campaign as well due to a hamstring problem.
For now, Cavs fans can only hope for the best as their two players look to recover before they return to action on Sunday against the Toronto Raptors.
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