Cavaliers rookie Dylan Windler sidelined 4-6 weeks with stress reaction in left leg

The Cavs selected Windler with the No. 26 pick in June

James Rapien
September 27, 2019 - 2:47 pm
Jul 1, 2019; Salt Lake City, UT, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers Dylan Windler (9) drives against San Antonio Spurs Lonnie Walker IV (1) in the third quarter at Vivint Smart Home Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Swinger-USA TODAY Sports

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CLEVELAND, OH – Cavaliers rookie Dylan Windler will miss the start of the 2019-20 preseason because of a left tibial stress reaction, the team announced on Friday.

The Cavs selected Windler with the 26th-overall pick of the 2019 NBA Draft in June.

He underwent an MRI at Cleveland Clinic Sports Health. He'll miss approximately 4-6 weeks and immediately get treatment and begin rehab. He experienced pain in his left leg in recent workouts with the team.

Windler could miss the start of the regular season with this injury. The Cavs open training camp on Tuesday and their first preseason game is Oct. 7. Their first regular season game is on Oct. 23 in Orlando.

Windler averaged 21.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game as a Senior at Belmont. He’s expected to play a key role off the bench for the Cavs this season.