A trio of Cleveland Cavaliers players will be unavailable over the next few days, as guard Jarrett Jack and rookie guard Carrick Felix are injured, while rookie small forward Sergery Karasev is leaving the team to deal with a visa issue. The team announced all three moves on Monday.
Jack will be shut down for 10 days, as he is battling knee tendinitis. The timeline for his return should make him available for the Cavaliers season opener. In two preseason games, Jack has only been shooting 30 percent from the field in 34 minutes of total action. The eight-year veteran signed a four-year, $25 million dollar deal with the Cavaliers this offseason.
Felix, one of the Cavaliers second-round draft choices, had stomach pain and a subsequent MRI revealed a sports hernia. He is listed as day-to-day.
Karasev, the Cavaliers second first-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, left the team to obtain a work visa. He is expected to be available for the Cavaliers’ Tuesday preseason game against the Charlotte Bobcats.
This continues a string of bad luck for Cleveland, as center Tyler Zeller is out indefinitely after he had his appendix removed. Small forward Alonzo Gee is also out with a sore hamstring.
Stay tuned to Right Down Euclid to get updates on the Jack, Felix and Karasev.