Two Cavs Players Out After Injuries

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CLEVELAND – While the Cavs start week number three of the preseason, the team was hit with some injury issues on Monday.

In a late afternoon news release the team revealed two players, a veteran, and a rookie, will miss some time.

Guard Jarrett Jack has chondromalacia in his left knee (inflammation/irritation of cartilage on the underside of the patella). A treatment plan has been established, and started that will result in Jack being OUT for approximately 10 days.

Guard/forward Carrick Felix was evaluated for groin pain Monday. A related MRI revealed a mild sports hernia. He will undergo treatment and a period of continued evaluation. There is no immediate timetable established for his return to play, but his status will be updated as appropriate and based on the results of his ongoing evaluation.

The team also said rookie guard Sergey Karasev was excused from the team following Mondays practice in order to travel to obtain his work visa, and re-enter the United States.¬† The team expects him back in time for Thursday night games at the “Q” against the Pistons.

Center Andrew Bynum was resting and icing his knees when the media was allowed into the gym at the end of practice Monday.

No timetable has been divulged for when he can begin 5 on 5 basketball activities.