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Cavaliers guard Collin Sexton has season-ending surgery for torn meniscus

Sexton was one of the rising stars on a budding team in Cleveland.

Cleveland Cavaliers v Toronto Raptors
Collin Sexton of the Cleveland Cavaliers dribbles against the Toronto Raptors during the first half of their basketball game at the Scotiabank Arena on November 5, 2021 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers will be without their rising star guard for the rest of the season, as Collin Sexton underwent season-ending surgery to repair a torn meniscus. Sexton was averaging 16.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game in 11 contests.

The Cavaliers appeared to be on the right path in their rebuild, ascending to near the top of the Eastern Cand staying in the mix for a playoff spot. Evan Mobley, who is also dealing with an injury, is the odds-on favorite to win Rookie of the Year through the early part of the season, according to DraftKings Sportsbook. Darius Garland and Jarrett Allen rounded out a talented starting group.

With Sexton out, the Cavaliers will likely fall back in the standings over the next month or so. Expect Garland and Allen to produce better numbers but it likely won’t lead to more wins. This wasn’t a make-or-break season for the Cavs, but it could’ve accelerated their rebuild significantly.