Darius Garland hurt in loss to Wizards

Cavaliers guard Darius Garland drives to the basket vs. the Celtics. - AP

Can the season for the Cleveland Cavaliers get any worse?

(That’s a rhetorical question but if you want to vent, we read and respond to comments at FortyEightMinutes).

The team moves to 21-42 after the loss to the Wizards but perhaps the bigger story is Darius Garland leaving the game with a left ankle injury. There’s no word on Garland’s condition but he didn’t return to the contest and with only nine games left in another lost season, it’s hard to imagine that the franchise pushes him to return to the court if it’s any sort of serious ailment.

“I went back and spoke to him. (his ankle) is pretty swollen,” coach J.B. Bickerstaff told the media after the game. “So we’ll see.”

Cleveland has dealt with injuries all season and perhaps a silver lining. Garland’s backcourt mate, Collin Sexton (team-high 22 points vs. the Wiz), just returned missing the last three contests because of a concussion, though just as the story has been all year, as one Cavs’ returns, another one exits.

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